By DeAnn Lubell
PHOTO CREDITS: Susan Asato
Kathy Weyer wears a lot of hats. She is an author, artist, and advocate for animals and children. It is hard to know where to start to describe this diversified woman. But here we go.
After retiring as a human resources professional in Corporate America, Kathy committed her time to helping others through volunteer efforts, including animal and children’s welfare, literary advocacy with Palm Springs Library and Read San Diego, and business coaching for women entrepreneurs.
Through her work as a grief and bereavement counselor, Kathy has interviewed hospice patients to record their life stories and is a court-appointed special advocate for children in the foster system. She was awarded first prize (twice) by the Palm Springs Writers Guild for fiction and memoir contests and has been published in several magazines. She is on the board of directors for the Friends of the Palm Springs Library and the Palm Springs Writers Guild.
Despite her busy life, she de-stresses by getting creative with paint, fabric, yarn, paper, and whatever is handy. She lives in Palm Springs with her husband of 42 years and their rescued pets. She is the author of Stitches and the sequels, Canvas and Pages.
The three-part series of books have been very popular with readers. The setting in her books, Heritage Art Park, was created after one of her favorite spots – San Diego Heritage Park located in Old Town San Diego. While visiting the now boarded up spot and relaxing under an old tree, she dreamed up the book series. In her imagination, she saw movement, action, drama, and beautiful gatherings on the lawns surrounding the houses from another age another time.
Kathy suggests beginning with the first book in the series called Stitches. “This is where you will meet the characters who appear in the following two books in the series Canvas and Pages. Stitches is imagined in the Christian House where women gather to solve problems of their own – or people they embrace.”
Kathy can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org