About Kathryn


Kathryn Slattery is a longtime Contributing/Roving Editor for Guideposts magazine, and has written hundreds of stories of hope and inspiration for a wide variety of publications, including ParentLife, Today’s Christian Woman, and Angels on Earth magazines.

In addition to her latest children’s book, My Friend Jesus (Thomas Nelson, 2013) she is the author of If I Could Ask God Anything: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids (Thomas Nelson), Heart Songs: A Family Treasury of True Stories of Hope and Inspiration (Guideposts Inspiring Voices), the memoir Lost & Found: One Daughter’s Story of Amazing Grace (Guideposts Books), Grandma I’ll Miss You: A Child’s Story about Death and New Life (David C. Cook), The Grace To Grow: The Power of Christian Faith in Emotional Healing, A Bright-Shining Place: the Story of a Miracle, and she is a contributing author to numerous Guideposts anthologies. Her children’s book The Gospel for Kids (David C. Cook) has more than 100,000 copies in print in nine languages.

Kathryn, who is known as “Kitty,” resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom, where they are the parents of two grown children.


My Friend Jesus

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2013. The gospel story for children, with a special emphasis on knowing Jesus personally. Illustrated. For children ages 5 and up.

Heart Songs

A Family Treasury of True Stories of Hope and Inspiration

Guideposts Inspiring Voices, 2012. A collection of true, first-person stories exploring the joys and challenges of family life. Also includes three of the author’s popular children’s stories. Illustrated. For all ages.

Lost & Found

One Daughter’s Story of Amazing Grace

GuidepostsBooks, 2008.  Inspirational memoir about forgiveness and reconciliation between a daughter and her mother. Crossings Book Club selection. Family Circle Book of the Month.

If I Could Ask God Anything

Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006; Second Edition, 2010; Polish, Indonesian, and Afrikaans Editions, 2011. Answers to questions about God and faith for ages 6 and up.

Grandma, I’ll Miss You

A Child’s Story about Death and New Life

Chariot Books, David C. Cook Publishing Co., 1993. For ages 5 and up.

The Gospel for Kids

Chariot Books, David C. Cook Publishing Co., 1989; Cook Communications Ministries International, Portuguese, Hungarian, Czech, Bulgarian, Romanian, Polish, Slovak, and Spanish paperback editions, 1999. More than 100,000 copies in print. The story of Jesus for children ages 5 and up.

The Grace to Grow

The Power of Christian Faith in Emotional Healing

Word Books, 1984; Bantam Books paperback, 1985; Spanish and French editions, Vida Press, 1985, 1986; Fairway Press paperback, 1996. Written with Dr. William P. Wilson, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and founder of the program for Christianity in Medicine at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.

A Bright Shining Place

The Story of a Miracle

Doubleday Books, 1981; Ballantine Books paperback, 1983; Harrison House, Inc., paperback, 1988. Written with gospel singer Cheryl Prewitt Salem, Miss America, 1980.

Contributing Author


THE JOYS OF CHRISTMAS, Guideposts 2010


GOD’S WORK IN OUR LIVES, Volumes I and II, Guideposts 2002

THE BEST STORIES FROM GUIDEPOSTS, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1997

THE POWER OF FAITH, Inspirational Press, New York, 1997

A VERY PRESENT HELP: God’s Power in Our Lives, Guideposts, 1985



Emmett McCallister’s Christmas Eve, THE GUIDEPOSTS FAMILY CHRISTMAS BOOK, 1981

Magazine / Editorial

Guideposts is one of the nation’s Top Ten magazines, with a paid circulation of 2 million and estimated monthly readership of 12 million. A non-profit, interfaith publication, Guideposts was founded in 1945 by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, and features true, first-person stories of faith, hope and inspiration by people from all walks of life. Cover stories ghostwritten for Guideposts include: Brian Williams, Robert Duvall, Emme, Fred Rogers, Diane Sawyer, Heather Headley, Ricardo Montalban, Ed Asner, Ginny Thornburgh, and Alberta Hunter. Hundreds of other stories include: CeCe Winans, Robby Benson, Dick Van Patten, Robert K. Massie, B.J. Thomas, and numerous personal stories dealing largely with the struggles and joys of parenthood and family life.


B.A., Mass Communications, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, 1973