Kathy Weyer, author and self-proclaimed late bloomer, uses powerful storytelling to open discussions about social issues. The re-creation and repurposing of one's life after child-rearing and a professional life are front and center in her books. She focuses on topics she's had personal experience with via her own life and her work as a therapist. Kathy shines a light on women's issues, the foster/child welfare system, domestic violence, and grief and bereavement through the experiences of her characters and her storylines.
Due to the many stories she heard as a counselor - stories from women about abuse, grief, identity, and re-birth - Kathy became an advocate for the “victims” of this world from abused women to neglected children to abandoned animals. She's witnessed the changes women can create in themselves and in others, even late in life.
These stories sparked her first book, Stitches, the story of a woman who thought she knew who she was. She was wrong. The second book, Canvas, focuses on a woman whose sole purpose in life was her work. When she retired, she found herself at a loss. All she wanted was someone to validate her, not for what she did, but for who she is. This common theme for women is one that Kathy Weyer eloquently portrays within in her stories as she offers hope, support and inspiration.
A native San Diegan, Kathy recently moved to Palm Springs with her husband of 40 years, two black labs named Nick and Nora, and a black cat named Freddie, who is her office mate and is sometimes helpful - but not always - at the keyboard, and a white cockatiel who shrieks when she leaves the room to remind her to stop procrastinating and sit down and write.