Kathleen Knowles grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania but has lived in San Francisco for more than thirty years. She finds the city’s combination of history, natural beauty, and multicultural diversity inspiring and endlessly fascinating.  

Other than writing, she loves music of all kinds, walking ,  bicycling, and stamp collecting.  LGBT history and politics have compelled her attention for a many years starting with her first Pride march in Cleveland, Ohio in 1978.  She and her partner were married in July, 2008 and live atop one of San Francisco’s many hills with their pets. She retired last year after working for twenty years  as a health and safety specialist at the University of California, San Francisco.  

She has written short stories, essays, and fan fiction.  She is the author of 8 novels

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