Writer           Musician           Open Water Swimmer

Welcome to my website. I write plays, fiction, and non-fiction for people of all ages. Some of my work is categorized as young-adult fiction and theatre for young audiences (or TYA, as it’s known in the trade). But the longer I write, the more I find myself butting up against categories of all kind. I write about what interests me, in the form(s) that make most sense to me. To keep up-to-date on my writing life, follow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Kathleen-McDonnell-Author-8841728475

I’m also a musician. I play and sing in kith&kin, a family trio who are part of a wonderful music-making community in Toronto. Click here for a taste of what we do. You can find out all about us on my MUSIC page. And yes, that’s me in the photo, swimming in my home waters of beautiful Lake Ontario.

Breaking News

You can order my newest book GROWING OLD, GOING COLD: Notes on Swimming, Aging and Finishing Last at the button below.  And check back soon for news about my upcoming historical novel BRIDEEN, an epic story of the Irish diaspora!

Order GOGC now!