“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”

-Neil Gaiman (on the art of fiction)

Kathleen Blasi

As a writer, my goal is to see the big picture, yet explore what lies beyond. It’s not until I look deeper than the skin of a character, a fresh fall of snow, or a shroud of autumn leaves that I can find hidden and necessary truths.

I write books for young readers: picture books through young adult novels. My debut, A Name of Honor, portrays a young girl's journey to America in 1920.

SCBWI Member, Rochester Children's Book Festival Co-Director, RACWI Board Member, NYS Reading Association's Literacy Advocate Award Recipient. Represented by Susan Schulman of The Schulman Agency.

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A Name Of Honor

A Name of Honor

Gaetana Curatolo takes a mental journey back to 1912, when as an 8-year-old girl, in a small Italian village, she dreams of moving to America. Travel back in time and witness Gaetana's tumultuous coming of age as she prepares for a new life and a new identity. Based on a true story!

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Upcoming Events/News

New York State Reading Association

Annual Conference, Rochester, NY
Featured Speaker
"Opening Doors: Creating Moments of Transformation"
November 13, 2016

Victor Farmington Library

"Where in the World Did You Come From?"
Family Program
Tuesday, March 23, 2016

Warsaw Elementary School

Writer in Residence
Warsaw, NY
April-May 2016

New England SCBWI

Springfield, MA
April 29-May 1, 2016

Rochester Area Children's Writers & Illustrators

Panel Discussion - Craft & Process
June 7, 2016