“Truth is not in what happens but in what it tells us about who we are.”

-Neil Gaiman (on the art of fiction)

Kathleen Blasi

As a writer, my goal is to see the big picture, yet explore what lies beyond. It’s not until I look deeper than the skin of a character, a fresh fall of snow, or a shroud of autumn leaves that I can find hidden and necessary truths.

I write books for young readers: picture books through young adult novels. My debut, A Name of Honor, portrays a young girl's journey to America in 1920.

SCBWI Member, Former Rochester Children's Book Festival Co-Director, RACWI Board Member, NYS Reading Association's Literacy Advocate Award Recipient.

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A Name Of Honor


A Name of Honor


Gaetana Curatolo takes a mental journey back to 1912, when as an 8-year-old girl, in a small Italian village, she dreams of moving to America. Travel back in time and witness Gaetana's tumultuous coming of age as she prepares for a new life and a new identity. Based on a true story!

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Upcoming Events/News


Webster Montessori School

Author Visit
Webster, NY
March 29, 2017

Warsaw Elementary School

Writer-in-Residence
April-May 2017

New England SCBWI Conference

Springfield, MA
April 21-23, 2017

Warwick Children's Book Festival

Railroad Avenue
Warwick, NY
October 7, 2017
11AM-4PM

Rochester Children's Book Festival

Monroe Community College
Rochester, NY
November 4, 2017
10AM-4PM