Kathleen Osborne is a new author; her focus is on Sci-Fi Romance set in the present time. She considers herself a “Grandma Moses” because she didn’t start her writing career until after she hit her 69th birthday.
Married over 45 years to Robert, they met and married while on active duty in the Air Force. She retired after 21½ years and Robert, 24½ years. They traveled and lived in locations state side and overseas. They were blessed with two children, five grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
After she retired went at Northrop Aircraft Corporation on the B-2 Program as a Statistical Analyst. While she was there she had the opportunity to sit in the cockpit of this remarkable jet.
Her career changed of course, she was a Senior Pastor’s Private Secretary and the Church Secretary. She began to write nonfiction during this time. She created a newsletter for the women’s ministry with stories of answered prayer and items to encourage their walk with the Lord.
After working with the Pastor for more than 10 years she switched gears and became a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant, then a Director. She learned how to use someone’s face as a canvas as Make-Up Artist. She loved to see how happy people were with her product and giving them tips to make the most of the features.
During this time, she joined the regional chamber and won awards voted on by the 1200 business membership to include: Entrepreneur of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. She went on to be Co-Chairman of Young/New Business Owners, Chairman of the Ambassadors and Women in Business networks.
After working with the Women in Business network, she and 12 other women in the business community banded together and created the San Jacinto Valley Women’s Conference. Their efforts were to raise funds for higher educations for women who either had left the work force, needed education to advance in their profession, or were already in higher education, etc. Within the first four years, they raised over $20,000 for scholarships. This organization is still going strong, helping women in the San Jacinto-Hemet School District area.
She retired again (chuckle). She and her husband looked around to where they wanted to move to. They decided that best place for them was up in the White Mountains of Arizona on the northeastern side of the state in a small town called Show Low. Once there, Kathleen learned how to sew and developed a business for custom/designer dog clothing, specializing in small dogs. She created a loyal following but found that going to various markets and setting up displays was causing her physical problems.
So, she retired again (chuckle).
During the last year of owning her dog clothing business she looked to her first love and took writing courses. She found she loved every minute of it. She is currently working with her editor on her first novel. Her novel is a romance – she feels that life itself can have so many problems and not always a happy ending. And everyone deserves that time of happiness, hence, she only writes happy endings. She knew from her own experience, people can find it by reading a romance book, be it cloaked in mystery or sci-fi – future setting or past. Following the hero and his heroine to their happy ending, can be a cure for the doldrums anyone may be dealing with.
She has now added short stories to her achievements. And is planning on doing a collection of those she has written through DeadlineforWriters.com in 2022.