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Kathleen Valentine
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Attended The Pennsylvania State University
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Baker's Island: A Seventy Year Old Mystery
In 1988 I moved to
Marblehead, Massachusetts, to live in a house overlooking Salem
Sound. The house was owned by a wealthy family and they needed
someone to live there for awhile—“awhile” turned out to be
seven years. From my bedroom window I could see thre...
In 1988 I moved to Marblehead, Massachusetts, to live in a house overlooking Salem Sound. The house was owned by a wealthy family and they ...
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Interview with Stone Carver Michael Foley #ArtistLove
This post is a re-post from March 2013. Michael continues to create  beautiful stonework here in Gloucester. Enjoy the interview. Michael Foley of M S Foley Stoneworks in Gloucester, Massachusetts, in conjunction with the Cape Ann Artisans at 30 Exhibit, wi...
This post is a re-post from March 2013. Michael continues to create beautiful stonework here in Gloucester. Enjoy the interview. Mic...
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Wordsplash Hodgepodge by Joanne Faries #AuthorLove
I first met Joanne Fairies through the AtoZ Challenge  and I loved her little poems that she posted, so I was delighted  when I learned she had a book coming out.  I hope you find her work as charming as I do! Wordsplash
Hodgepodge brings a mixture of whims...
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A New Dawn in Deer Isle by Tom Winton #AuthorLove
Tom Winton has a unique and interesting writing style which I enjoy.  Here is his latest book. Enjoy! A New Dawn in Deer Isle  by Tom Winton Description:   George McLast is not a happy man. He's been mourning his wife's death for three years, his financial ...
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How My Dad Prepared Me for the Loving's Story
I've
been juggling so many projects lately that I forgot to post my
mid-week blog. I was about to go see what I planned to post, but then
something came up on social media that I decided I wanted to write
about. It concerns the movie Loving about Richard an...
I've been juggling so many projects lately that I forgot to post my mid-week blog. I was about to go see what I planned to post, but then s...
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The Misery Islands of Salem Harbor
When I was creating
Hathor, the fabulous but deteriorating island mansion in my novel Depraved Heart , I relied a lot on my experiences some years earlier
of visiting Baker's Island and Great and Little Misery Islands, all
in Salem Harbor. From land they do...
When I was creating Hathor, the fabulous but deteriorating island mansion in my novel Depraved Heart , I relied a lot on my experiences s...
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THE UNHOLY by Paul DeBlassie III #AuthorLove
This is a repost from 2013. Paul DeBlassie III is a very interesting writer.  I think you will enjoy his work: THE UNHOLY by Paul DeBlassie III A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death...
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Reflections on Norman's Woe
Norman's Woe as seen from Hammond Castle I don't remember
what grade I was in when we first learned the poem The
Wreck of the Hesperus by Henry
Wadsworth Longfellow, but I'll always remember the imagery in my head
of the captain's daughter lashed to a mast....
Norman's Woe as seen from Hammond Castle I don't remember what grade I was in when we first learned the poem The Wreck of the Hesperu...
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Elk Porn? The Rut Is On
This
morning on Facebook a group called PA Great Outdoors made a post of a
bugling elk with the announcement “The rut is on! Make your
vacation plans now for an unforgettable experience.” I had to read
that several times before I believed my eyes. I guess m...
This morning on Facebook a group called PA Great Outdoors made a post of a bugling elk with the announcement “The rut is on! Make your vacation plans now for an unforgettable experience.” I had to read that several times before I believed my eyes. I guess making an elk rut the object of one's ...
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The Enduring Beauty of Folly Cove Design
Gossips Shortly after I moved to
Gloucester a friend had a little birthday party for me. One of the
gifts I received was a linen tea towel printed with a charming
pattern of very stylized little women sharing gossip. I was told it
was a design by the Folly ...
Shortly after I moved to Gloucester a friend had a little birthday party for me. One of the gifts I received was a linen tea towel printed with a charming pattern of very stylized little women sharing gossip. I was told it was a design by the Folly Cove Designers and I had no idea what that ...
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Legendary Beasts: Hodag and Squonk
The Hodag If you search the internet
for information on a ferocious beast known as a hodag, you'll find
all sorts of information that links him to the town of Rhinelander,
Wisconsin. However, Rhinelander does not own this ugly, surly,
elusive fellow! When I...
If you search the internet for information on a ferocious beast known as a hodag, you'll find all sorts of information that links him to the town of Rhinelander, Wisconsin. However, Rhinelander does not own this ugly, surly, elusive fellow! When I was growing up in Elk County, Pennsylvania, ...
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A Teller of Tales
Introduction
Kathleen Valentine was born and grew up in the Allegheny Highlands of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Penn State with a degree in The Arts and worked for over twenty years in the art/marketing departments of high-tech corporations. Since 2003 she has run her own design business, Valentine-Design.com. She is the author of "Fry Bacon. Add Onions", a cookbook/memoir of growing up Pennsylvania Dutch, as well as 4 novels, several novelettes and short story collections, and knitting instruction books. She has been listed as an Amazon Top 100 Author in Horror. Her novellas, "The Crazy Old Lady in the Attic" and "Ghosts of a Beach Town in Winter" were Amazon Top Ten Best Sellers in Horror and Ghost Stories for over 20 weeks. Her blog at KathleenValentine.com has been read by thousands of readers since its beginning in July 2005. She currently lives in Gloucester, Massachusetts, America's oldest seaport, and is writing every day.
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Author of four novels, two short story collections, novellas, cookbook/memoir, and knitting books
Education
  • The Pennsylvania State University
    Art, 1976
Work
Occupation
Writer / designer
Employment
  • Valentine-Design
    present
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Female