Kathleen May

Kathleen May has been a writer since she first got her hands on a memo pad and pencil, hiding in her mom’s pantry as young as five years old, scribbling ‘stories’ mostly with her favourite words and her name. She has participated in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) since 2007. In 2015, she joined the Muskoka Novel Marathon and discovered that she had a skill for writing quickly. Over the past four years, during the three-day marathons Kathleen has written a total of 195,000 words and won Best Author in 2018, for her novella, Song.

Despite her many hats (counsellor, running workshops for women, speaker, activist, volunteer) writing continues to be her centre. Kathleen’s goal is to build a tiny house and start a women’s land co-operative in Muskoka, where she can exist harmoniously in nature and write.