One Writer’s Little Corner of the World

Updated Dec. 1, 2016

Kathleen M. Rodgers lives in a Fort Worth suburb.
Kathleen M. Rodgers lives in a Fort Worth suburb.


Kathleen M. Rodgers’ stories and essays have appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Military Times, and in anthologies published by McGraw-Hill, University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books, Health Communications, Inc., AMG Publishers, and Press 53. In 2014, Rodgers was named a Distinguished Alumna from Tarrant County College/NE Campus. Three of her aviation poems from the book Because I Fly (McGraw-Hill) were featured in an exhibit at the Cradle of Aviation Museum on Long Island, NY.

She is the author of the Amazon #1 Top Rated war fiction, The Final Salute, featured in USA Today, The Associated Press, and Military Times. In 2009, the novel won a Silver Medal from Military Writers Society of America, and in 2016, The Final Salute received an Honorable Mention for military fiction from Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards.

seven_wings_300Seven Wings to Glory is Rodgers’ third novel and releases from Camel Press April 1, 2017. Her second novel, Johnnie Come Lately, has garnered several awards: 2015 Gold Medal for literary fiction from Military Writers Society of America, Bronze Medal for women’s fiction from Readers’ Favorite 2015 International Book Awards, Finalist for literary fiction in the 2016 Kindle Book Awards, First Place Winner for women’s fiction from Texas Association of Authors 2016 Best Book Awards, & 2015 Best Cover Awards from Southern Writers Magazine. The novel has been featured in Family Magazine, Stars & Stripes, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Morning News, Southern Writers Magazine, and on “The Author’s Corner” on Public Radio. The audio edition is narrated by Grammy® Award-winning vocalist and Broadway Actress Leslie Ellis.

She and her husband, Tom, a retired USAF fighter pilot/commercial airline pilot, reside in a suburb of North Texas with two big dogs, Denton and Jav. The mother of two grown sons, Thomas and J.P., she is currently working on her fourth novel. You can find Rodgers online at:


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Author of the novels The Final Salute, Johnnie Come Lately & Seven Wings to Glory. Former contributor to Family Circle Magazine and Military Times. Future work represented by agent Diane Nine, Nine Speakers Inc.

33 thoughts on “One Writer’s Little Corner of the World”

    1. Hello Paul!!!

      Aw…my Soup buddy and friend. I sure miss seeing you. I promise to come back to Soup soon! I need to get to work on next novel, so I will need all the constructive feedback you all can give me. Miss you.

    1. Hi Elaine,

      I am so technically challenged, but so happy to make this post. Now we need to figure out how viewers can visit my blog and hop over to rest of the website. Still need to add several more pages and links to past stories and interviews. Keeping my fingers crossed for you and your new book. 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Joyce. You know I am technically challenged. I may be capable of writing a literary novel
      with multiple layers, but when it comes to technology…. LOL. Thank you for always believing in me.

  1. Kathleen! You’ve started a blog! I’m so happy to be able to read your blog articles, and I adore the white color in your office. Looks so clean and fresh! Can’t wait for the site to be up and running, as I’m certain it will have your fabulous style! Good job, my friend.

    1. Joy – You are such an awesome cheerleader for other writers. And you know how much I adore your own writing. I may be calling on
      your expertise when it comes to figuring out the blog world. 😉

  2. Congrats on the new blog and your compelling new novel “Johnnie Come Lately”!!…I look forward to viewing your website as it develops. ‘Love the photo of your workspace!

    1. Nancy – Thank you so much for taking time to visit my new blog. Hope you’ll come back and check out the rest of the new website once it’s all up and running. Thank you again for reading an advanced reader copy (ARC) of my latest novel, “Johnnie Come Lately.” Your words help me continue to believe that Johnnie is my best work yet. Thank you for believing…

  3. “Johnnie Come Lately”… It is a great story with memorable characters and I wish you much success. I especially loved Mr. Marvel!!

  4. Congratulations on your new venture in blogdom, my friend! I can’t wait to read more. Still love that comfy chair!

    1. Claudia – What a lovely surprise. Thank you for visiting. I can’t wait for you to read my post and especially my new novel once I find a publisher. I am so grateful for your amazing support.

    1. Dear Miss Cindy – Author of “No Greater “Glory.” I’m so honored you took time away from your writing desk (and your characters) to take a peek at my new blog. The new website is a work-in-progress like me…. So happy for you and all the success you’ve achieved with your debut novel. 🙂

  5. I just love your new site, Kathy! The typewriter keys are so cool, and the look itself is crisp and clean and bright. So welcoming. I bet it will inspire you to do a lot of blog writing we can eagerly stop by and read. 🙂

    1. Hi Kris – Thanks so much for stopping by today and for sharing the link on Facebook. I appreciate your suggestions the other day. Really helped. Supportive writer friends like you make this business so much more tolerable. 😉

  6. I will put this in my favorites, so I can pull it up quickly. Your blog will be a wonderful way to communicate and share. Hugs! 🙂

    1. Dear Johnnie Dale – So glad to see you here on my new blog. I’ll be depending on you to help me come up with ideas. Talk about pressure, right. Haha. Much love to you… Johnnie Kitchen says hello. 😉

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