Updated: May 6, 2015
Kathleen signed copies of her latest novel, Johnnie Come Lately, at Hastings Books in Clovis, NM on Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 2, she spoke about her writing journey at Clovis Carver Library.
Many thanks to Mel Eperthener, Manager of Hastings Books in Clovis, and Margaret B. Hinchee, Library Director Clovis-Carver Public Library, for hosting both events.
On Friday, May 1 at 11:20 a.m., Kathleen spoke with the staff of The Purple Press (the high school newspaper). Margaret Hinchee, Director of Clovis Carver Library, joined her. Margaret and Kathleen, Class of 1976, both served on the high school newspaper, Margaret as editor and Kathleen as student writer.
Native New Mexican Kathleen Rodgers started writing for the high school newspaper, The Purple Press, her junior year. She didn’t take the writing gig seriously until she won First Place for Feature Writing from New Mexico Press Women her senior year. The winning story, “Strange Blobs of Light Whiz Through the Night,” was inspired by the UFO sightings over Clovis in 1976. Kathleen is the former Kathy Doran, Clovis High School Class of 1976. Go Wildcats!
Former ENMU Student publishes second novel. Story by Wendel Sloan, Director of Media Relations at ENMU.