Kathy Steinemann

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Kathy Steinemann, Grandma Birdie to her grandkids, is an award-winning writer who lives in the foothills on the Alberta side of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. She has loved words for as long as she can remember, especially when the words are frightening or futuristic or funny.

As a young child, she scribbled poems and stories. During the progression of her love affair with language, she won public-speaking and writing awards, and she contributed to her school newspaper. Then, every Monday, rain or shine, she walked home instead of taking the bus so that she could deliver her latest column to the community weekly.

Her career has taken varying directions, including positions as editor of a small-town paper, computer-network administrator, and webmaster. She has also worked on projects in commercial art and cartooning.

Kathy’s books embrace multiple genres: humor, speculative fiction, alternative history, young adult, romance, and nonfiction.


She’s the author of The Writer’s Lexicon: Descriptions, Overused Words, and Taboos.

“A Brilliant Writer’s Reference”

“A great source of alternative word choices.”

“As soon as I opened it I knew I’d made a good purchase.”

“It has a layout that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for.”

“… a ‘must-have’ for any serious author’s reference collection.”

“This offers brilliant alternatives for mundane words and concepts.”

“… it should be in every writer’s toolbox.”

“a veritable cornucopia of expressive words.”

“… she even delivers some writing prompts for those in search of inspiration.”

“… entertaining and truly inspiring book”

“Finally, a book on the craft of writing that’s as entertaining as it is useful.”

You’ll find samplings of her short fiction via publications and websites such as:

Adverbially Challenged
Boston Literary Magazine
Concise Books
Fine Linen
Gyroscope Review
Indies Unlimited
KTF Press Flash Fiction
Mad Scientist Journal
Mash Stories
MJ Magazine
Postcard Shorts

Visit http://kathysteinemann.com/Musings/ to learn more