I wrote this book for my brother Kim, who was born with a brain injury, but learned how to live a lot better than most of us! Happy Hearts School and Ash/Craft Industries in North Kingsville, Ohio, changed the lives of my family and many other families with special needs children by giving them hope. Happy Hearts and Ash/Craft changed the lives of their students and workers by giving them purpose and helping to develop their potential. This is just a small part of the story of families, teachers, and the community that supported them.
Kathy Warnes, Writer
Orderly, Objective Third Person
Kathy Warnes, Writer
Partial List of Publications:
Kathy Warnes has had a modest print publishing career and still strives to write and publish both in print and on line the myriads of stories, poems, and novels that still live her her mind and clamor for release.
Books- Traditionally Published, History Press
Ecorse Along the Detroit River, History Press
A Brief History of Ecorse
Local History Books
Amazon Books- Self Published
Here is the link for these books on my Amazon author page
Amy, Laura, and the Snowflake Bear
Don’t Fence Me In: Memories of the Fort Ontario Refugees and Their Friends
Downriver Prohibition: Its People and Perspectives
Ecorse, Michigan: A Brief History
Ecorse Along the Detroit River
Four Pigs, Four Wolves, and the Treaty of Styville
Granny Godfroy Grows Up!
Mary Walker’s Lighthouse
Rachel, a Prism of History: The Story of Rachel Jackson
Rhymes and Reasons for the Seasons
The Year the Teacher Lived with Jeb
Google Play Books
Abby the Good Soldier
Searching for Spring
Singing Bicycle Safety Songs and Rapping Bicycle Safety Rhythms
Ginger and Ollie’s GRRROUCHY Day
Sarah Smelly Boots
The Magic Canoe
The Wind is My True Friend
Henry the Gentle Giant and January the Mean
Solo Soldier’s Stories
Grouchy King Doom and the Land of Gloom
History Blogs: Monroe Memories and More
Onward Ohio History
Rafting the Waters and Pulling an Oar for Ecorse – The Story of the Ecorse Rowing Club
Articles and Book Chapters
A Companion to the Meuse-Argonne Campaign, edited by Edward Lingell. Wiley-Blackwell. 2014
Harvard University: Atlantic World Conference, 2008: Backwater River, British Bluster: The War of 1812 on the Detroit River
"Submarine Trials in the Rouge River. Michigan History, 2013.
Ashley's Railroad- Michigan Historical Society-2012.
Inland Seas, the Journal of the Great Lakes Historical Society
“Little Ecorse Built Big Ships, the Story of the Great Lakes Engineering Works”
“Frank Kirby, Ship Builder of the Great Lakes”
“FDR’s Secret Fishing Trip”
“Across the Lakes to Freedom, The Liquid Underground Railroad”
“A Fever Ship Docks at Milwaukee”
Magazine of Mystic Seaport“: Captain McDougal’s Pigboats, the Story of the Whalebacks:
Historical Reference Books
Alternative History Series
One Day in History Series
“The Pacific War Revisited”, edited by Gunter Bischof and Robert L. Dupont
Louisiana State University Press, 1997
Other publications include encyclopedia articles and lighthouse magazines. Winner of the 2004 Barkhausen Award for Original Research in Great Lakes Maritime History. Twenty years of newspaper writing experience, writing news and feature stories for small weekly newspapers as a staff writer and for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel as a freelance writer. General publications include: America’s Civil War, Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Bend of the River Ohio History Magazine. Also several poems and two plays published and produced.
In 2011 and 2013, I was privileged to be awarded a research grant by Michigan Technological University in Houghton and Northern Michigan University in Marquette to research the lives of two fascinating Michigan women. I am writing a book about each of them.
My history articles have appeared on USA Today and NPR and my fiction has appeared in Daily Love and Lake Effect Living. My children's fiction has appeared on Story Station and Bedtime Stories.
Kathy Warnes, Writer
Relaxed (Sigh of Relief) First Person
I have always loved books and writing and in grade school I was the weird kid who carried around a notebook of my poems on the playground instead of whispering and talking with the girls. I continued my love of writing through high school and still remember the thrill of getting my first newspaper job, my first column, and my first city beat - council and government meetings, police and fire department stories, and features around town.
When people ask me what I do for a living , I tell them I'm a writer/historian. I used to be able to retreat into my comfortable, anonymous shell after I revealed my profession and if anyone pressed me, I gave them a list of my print credits. That left me a little breathing room and it gave them some time to decide whether to damn or praise me!
The Internet has changed that. Now writers have to have a website and advertise themselves. Advertising myself does not come naturally to me , although the market dictates it. However, my writer's soul can't live without writing and I want people to read and hopefully enjoy my stories, so like legions of other writers, I am publishing on the Internet as well as in print.
I will use my website to let you know about my books, ask you to read them, and hope that you will. And to thank you. Please explore it.