Who I Am

Kathryn Atkins' Journey

Kathryn Atkins grew up in Berkeley, California. She attended the University of California at Berkeley on a teeny scholarship, where she studied French (in which she is still pretty fluent) but finally received her BS in Marketing and an MBA in Management. In March of 2021, she successfully completed Seth Godin’s altMBA program—an exciting MBA of a completely different kind.

BookLaunch Don and Ted

Awards & Offices

Kathryn is a Jack London Award winner from the California Writers Club (a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1909). She is a past president, current PR Chair, and Board of Director for the club’s Long Beach branch. She received a Commendation from the County of Los Angeles for her work on the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Women’s Business Council in 2017 where she served as the board’s secretary.


Kathryn is a freelance business writer and owner of Writing World, founded in 2004. A Huffington Post blogger, she has been published online, in newspapers, magazines, and in anthologies. She has authored three books: Giving My Self to the Wind, a literary collection, 10 Reasons to Hire a Professional Writer, and My Piano Hands, A Flash Memoir Collection. Kathryn has also written a short booklet titled “The Challenge and Joy of Finishing,” used in motivational speeches and workshops in Southern California.


Kathryn volunteers for community events and helps fellow writers by encouraging them to write and speak in public. A true creative, Kathryn enjoys flamenco dancing, yoga, piano, knitting, mosaics, traveling, photography, and reading. She lives near Long Beach, California with her husband of 37 years and their dog. Their two boys are married and are still designing their lives.

Books and short Stories

My Piano Hands


Giving My Self to the Wind


Masquerade Towing