Kathryn Maughan grew up in Roy, Utah and moved to New York City in 1993. She graduated from the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, and then moved to Costa Rica for 18 months. Upon her return to New York, she enrolled in Columbia University, where she majored in literature and fiction writing. Later she enrolled in New York University/Tisch School of the Arts Dramatic Writing program, from which she got her Masters of Fine Arts in 2005.
Kathryn’s novel, Did I Expect Angels? was loosely inspired by a September 11 story. Kathryn lived in New York when it happened and was deeply affected, like everybody, by the tragedy and it’s aftermath.
Here is a summary of Did I Expect Angels?: Jennifer Huffaker knows that grief is normal, but she thought she’d get over it—that’s what people do. But it’s been eighteen months since her husband Jack died, and she still can’t focus on her young daughter Kaitlin, can’t accept support from her family, and can’t allow herself to live without the love of her life. Jennifer is angry at everything and everyone—including herself for being so unprepared. But what did she expect? Angels?
On the day after Christmas her anguish finally becomes too much, and Jennifer’s pain culminates in a shattering decision. But this is also the night she runs into Henry, an elderly friend from Costa Rica who has seen more of life’s trials than anyone could know. Henry realizes the devastating depths to which Jennifer has sunk, and he decides that tonight is the night to tell her his story. Touching and incisive, poignant, and sometimes bitingly funny, both Jennifer’s and Henry’s stories intermingle into a tale of love, despair, faith and, ultimately, hope, as Jennifer realizes she has been blessed with the most unexpected angel of all …
Visit Kathryn Maughan’s website HERE
Read an excerpt of Did I Expect Angels? HERE
Kathryn Maughan’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
Tuesday, September 2nd: Booking Mama
Friday, September 5th: The Friendly Book Nook
Tuesday, September 9th: Book Club Classics!
Thursday, September 11th: Mabel’s House
Friday, September 12th: A Patchwork of Books
Tuesday, September 16th: Bookfoolery and Babble
Friday, September 19th: dontcallmebecky
Thursday, September 25th: B&b ex libris
Friday, September 26th: MollyCoddle
Saturday, September 27th: Catholic Bibliophagist
Monday, September 29th: Blue Yonder
Tuesday, September 30th: Boston Bibliophile
Date to be determined: Bobbi’s Book Nook