“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.

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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

Rochester Children's Book Festival

Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY
Flynn Campus Center
November 12, 2016
10AM - 4PM

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