Kathryn Haueisen grew up in Cleveland, Ohio with a civil engineer father and a reference librarian mother. Her writing has been woven in around raising a family and serving in the Lutheran church community as a pastor in a variety of settings. Her launch into the world of writing began with an invitation to serve as the co-editor of her high school newspaper. Her first home office was a converted basement coal bin in Columbus.
Today her preferred writing location is anywhere overlooking water or mountains; but much of it takes place in her Houston home office overlooking squirrels and birds at play in the backyard.
Her published writing includes dozens of freelance articles for magazines and newspapers, curriculum for youth and adults, daily devotions, and public relations/development materials. She has authored two books and edited two others. She prepared for a life of writing with a degree in journalism and sociology from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Her preparation for ministry took place at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio and at Lutheran Seminary Program of the Southwest in Austin, a program of Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.
Probably due to all the hours spent in a library as a child, she has an insatiable appetite for information. This accounts for her writing about family matters, social issues, religious themes, disaster response, travel, history, and general interest topics. She writes to influence us all to treat others with respect and dignity. And to have enough money for plane tickets to keep up with her grandchildren.
Her work has appeared in:
- American Baby Columbus Dispatch Highlights for Children Little One Baby (Australian)
- Lutheran Woman Today Partners (Lutheran) Today’s Family
- Camping Journal Columbus Monthly Home Life
- Living with Children
- Marriage & Family Living Presbyterian Journal Trailer Life
- Cleveland Plain Dealer Dayton Leisure
- House Beautiful
- The Lutheran
- Mothers’ Manual
- The Lutheran Journal Writer’s Digest