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First Name KATHLEEN
Last Name SCHMITT
Member Since May 1, 2007
Company Just Tales Books
Branch Affiliation Metro-Vancouver
Website www.justtalesbooks.ca
Blog www.facebook.com/justtales
Twitter kath@
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Bio Born in Texas, KATHLEEN S SCHMITT immigrated to Canada in 1971. She has been writing since her teen years, mostly while giving much energy to her “day jobs.” She has acted as teacher, community worker and for the last twenty years before retirement, a pastor in the Anglican Church of Canada, being the first woman ordained deacon in the Diocese of Quebec and the first woman priest in the Diocese of Edmonton. Since the 80's she has focused much of her attention on social justice issues especially related to the oppression of aboriginal peoples. A Spanish speaker, she served three years in a parish in the Diocese of El Salvador and has travelled widely in Mexico and Central America, as well as Spain. She has served as editor for the Edmonton Anglican Journal and co-edited a newsletter on her volunteer work in El Salvador. She graduated from the University of North Texas in English and journalism, attained a Master of Divinity degree from Austin Presbyterian Seminary in Texas, and received the Doctor of Ministry degree from St. Stephen's College in Edmonton. Kathleen and spouse Ed, who live in Burnaby BC, have two adult children. Kathleen is a professional member of the Canadian Authors' Association and President of the Metro-Van branch.
Publications Two self-published Ebooks, young adult novels: Conversations with Amelia and Getting a Life. An adult novel, Under the Guanacaste Tree based on the author's experience in El Salvador. Short stories in the Canadian Writers Journal and Amethyst (Canadian literary journals). Short stories published in several editions of National Voices, the anthology of Canadian Authors - Metro Van. Several stories published in Summer Shorts, an anthology in Durham, North Carolina. A variety of articles in periodicals including in the book, Welcoming the Stranger, (Toronto: ABC Publishing, 2007) and most recently in the spring 2017 issue of Contact, the magazine of Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver. Two poems published in the Aqua Terra edition of Ascent Aspiration, a 2006 poetry anthology, and two others received an honorable mention in two Burnaby Writers' Society competitions. Three volumes entitled Seasons of the Feminine Divine: Christian Feminist Prayers for the Liturgical Cycle (New York: The Crossroad Publishing Company, 1993-94-95).
Other Memberships The Federation of British Columbia Writers The Burnaby Writers' Society Member of the Vancouver base community of Cristosal (Justice in El Salvador) Member of Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver
Awards Awards for short stories in Canadian Writers' Journal, The Amethyst Review, the Edmonton Journal, and as a teenager, Senior Scholastic and Boys' Life Magazines.
Contests The above awards were contests.
Genres Educational, Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Parenting, Poetry, Religion & Spirituality, Short Stories, Travel, Young Adult
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