About Kathryn


Known by millions as a longtime Contributing Editor for Guideposts magazine, Kathryn “Kitty” Slattery is the author of many books for children and adults, and hundreds of stories of hope and inspiration for a wide variety of publications, including Parent Life, Today’s Christian WomanAll Creatures, Strength & Grace, and Angels on Earth magazines.

In addition to her latest children’s book, Dear God, I Have a Question: Honest Answers to Kids’ Questions About Faith (Thomas Nelson), she is the author of 365 Bible Answers for Curious Kids: An ‘If I Could Ask God Anything’ Devotional (Thomas Nelson), My Friend Jesus (Thomas Nelson), 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 HealingA Bright-Shining Place: the Story of a Miracle, and she is a contributing author to numerous Guideposts anthologies, and TommyNelson.com.  Her children’s book The Gospel for Kids (David C. Cook) has more than 100,000 copies in print in nine languages.

Residents of Bedford, New Hampshire, and Vero Beach, Florida, Kitty and her husband Tom are the parents of two grown children and doting grandparents to one beloved grandchild.


DEAR GOD, I HAVE A QUESTION: Honest Answers to Kids’ Questions About Faith
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2020. For curious kids, ages 6 and up.

365 BIBLE ANSWERS FOR CURIOUS KIDS: An “If I Could Ask God Anything” Devotional
Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2017. Italian and Chinese Editions, 2018; Japanese Edition, 2019. Faith-filled daily devotionals for curious kids, ages 6 and up.

IF I COULD ASK GOD ANYTHING: Awesome Bible Answers for Curious Kids

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2006; 2nd Edition, 2010; Polish, Indonesian, Afrikaans, and South African English Editions, 2011; Arabic Edition, 2018.  Answers to questions about God and faith for ages 6 and up. Amazon #1 Best Seller in Children’s Bible Reference & Interpretation.

MY FRIEND JESUS: The Gospel for Kids

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 2013; Swedish Edition, 2014; Korean edition, 2015.  The gospel story for children, with special emphasis on knowing Jesus personally, for ages 5 and up. Illustrated by Alida Massari.

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

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. Illustrated by Renee Graef.

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



THE GUIDEPOSTS FAMILY CHRISTMAS BOOKEmmett McCallister’s Christmas Eve, 1981

Magazine / Editorial

Guideposts is one of the nation’s Top Ten magazines, with a paid circulation of nearly 2 million and estimated monthly readership of over 8 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 by Kathryn Slattery for Guideposts include: Fred Rogers (Kitty’s all-time favorite interview and story), Robert Duvall , Diane Sawyer, Brian Williams, Emme, Heather Headley, Ricardo Montalban, Ed Asner, Ginny Thornburgh, Melissa Sue Anderson, and Alberta Hunter. Hundreds of other stories include: CeCe Winans, Robby Benson, Dick Van Patten, Jane Stern, Robert K. Massie, B.J. Thomas, and numerous personal stories dealing largely with the struggles and joys of family life.


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