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About the Author

Kathryn Perrin Cosper, nicknamed Kandy, has worked as a writer in marketing, communications, and development for business and nonprofit organizations for more than thirty years. She retired as a grant writer for United Family Services (now Safe Alliance) in Charlotte, NC, securing funding for programs in mental health counseling, consumer credit counseling, housing, child abuse prevention, and services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.


A Presbyterian elder, she is the author of an award-winning book, Covenant Presbyterian Church: The First Fifty Years. A native of Greensboro, NC, she graduated from Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, MD, attended Randolph-Macon Woman's College, and earned a BA in Education with a major in English, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


She has sung in choirs and local productions from an early age. Kathryn was married for 45 years to Harvey L. Cosper, Jr., a defense attorney specializing in medical malpractice and an inductee in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He died in 2015 after prolonged illness. Their three grown children work as a pediatric surgeon, a university professor of music, and an attorney. An active grandmother, volunteer, reader, cook, walker, and beachcomber, she resides in Charlotte with her two rescue dogs.

Hear from the Author

Hear Kathryn talk about why she wrote the book and what she learned about herself and others along the way.

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