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"Melon"  (Kathe Kokolias)




 Kathe Kokolias was born in Troy, New York and lived in Florida and California, where she worked as an RN for over twenty years. She has a BA in Liberal Studies and a Masters Degree in Management, both from JFK University in Orinda, CA. In 1997 she embarked on the greatest adventure of her life when she moved to Mexico with her husband, Brian. She opened a gift shop in a friend’s beachfront hotel in Zihuatanejo and traveled around Mexico buying arts and crafts to sell in the shop. She and Brian now live in Colonie, NY and Ixtapa, Mexico, where she continues writing, taking photographs and has recently started to paint. She is a member of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild , The Art Center of the Capital Region, and the Colonie Art League. She has two children and six grandchildren.



Kathe at BAC 2009

                                                                                                                                                        Kathe at BAC 2009






Memoir/Essays - Anthologies:

Our Lady of Guadalupe                                 A Woman’s World Again, Travelers Tales

Low Tide                                                        New England Writers’ Network

Spandex and Black Boots                              Inkpot, No. 7

Sleeping on the Screen Porch                         Peer Glass

Burnt Toast                                                     Tapestries

A New Generation Grandma                          Patchwork Path


Memoir/Travel Essay - Newspapers:

Sleeping on the Screen Porch                         Times Union, Life Stories

El Dia de los Muertos                                         Times Union, Travel& Books

Burnt Toast                                                       The Daily Gazette, Horizons


Memoir/Travel Essays - Magazines:

            The Train Ride to Patzcuaro                            Another Day in Paradise

            The Kayak Lesson                                          Another Day in Paradise

            Pozole Night                                                   Another Day in Paradise

            Birdwatching at Barra de Potosi                      Another Day in Paradise

            The Zen of Pottery                                          Enlightening Bolt


Memoir/Essays On-Line:

            A New Generation Grandma                          Women’s Synergy

            In Praise of my Bum                                       Women’s Synergy

            Thanksgiving Remembered                             Women’s Synergy

            The Lime Tree                                                 Women’s Synergy

            Jueves Pozolero                                              Women’s Synergy



To Mom                                              Pyramid Lake Women’s Writing Retreat

                                                                        Anthology 2002         



Personal Essay WAMC (2)    

Barnes and Noble in celebration of Women’s History Month

International Women’s Writing Guild






            International Women’s Writing Guild

            Hudson Valley Writers Guild

            Marion Roach Smith, Writing What you Know

            Diane Cameron Memoir Writing

            Anya Achtenberg Fiction Workshop

            Joan Murray Poetry Workshop

            Susan Tiberghien Memoir Writing Workshop

            Pyramid Lake Writers’ Workshop