Havelin, Kate 1961-

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HAVELIN, Kate 1961-

PERSONAL: Born January 23, 1961, in Bryn Mawr, PA; daughter of Dudley W. (a banker) and Marie (a nurse; maiden name, Doherty) Havelin; married Leo Timmons (an Internet director), June 30, 1990; children: Max Timmons, William Havelin. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: Macalester College, B.A., 1983. Politics: "Liberal progressive." Hobbies and other interests: Running, including marathons, reading, travel, politics.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—2028 Ashland Ave., St. Paul, MN 55104. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: KTCA-TV, St. Paul, MN, administrative assistant, 1983-84; Forum, Fargo, ND, copy editor, 1984-85; WCCO-TV, Minneapolis, MN, producer, 1985-96; freelance writer, 1996—. Professional Editors Network, co-coordinator. Million Mom March, board member of Twin Cities chapter.


Imagine You Are a Secret Service Agent, Imaginarium (Edina, MN), 1999.

Imagine You Are an ER Doctor, Abdo Publishing (Edina, MN), 1999.

Assertiveness: How Can I Say What I Mean? LifeMatters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Child Abuse: Why Do My Parents Hit Me? LifeMatters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Dating: What Is a Healthy Relationship? LifeMatters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Family Violence: My Parents Hurt Each Other! Life-Matters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Incest: Why Am I Afraid to Tell? LifeMatters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Parents: "They're Driving Me Crazy!" LifeMatters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Peer Pressure: How Can I Say No? LifeMatters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Sexual Harassment: "This Doesn't Feel Right!" Life-Matters (Mankato, MN), 2000.

Queen Elizabeth I, Lerner Publishing Group (Minneapolis, MN), 2002.

Andrew Johnson, Lerner Publishing Group (Minneapolis, MN), in press.

Ulysses S. Grant, for Lerner Publishing Group (Minneapolis, MN), in press.

WORK IN PROGRESS: John Tyler, Lerner Publishing Group (Minneapolis, MN), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS: Kate Havelin told CA: "I grew up in a family that loved reading and history. My mom's idea of a great vacation was visiting presidents' homes, and growing up in the Philadelphia area meant I had lots of lively historic places to visit close to home. So it's probably no surprise that I've ended up writing biographies of presidents and other historical figures.

"In college, I majored in anthropology and am still interested in different cultures and countries. I love to travel, to read, to run, and to spend time with my family."



School Library Journal, February, 2000, Katie O'Dell, review of Parents: "They're Driving Me Crazy!" p. 130; May, 2000, Sally Bates Goodroe, review of Child Abuse: Why Do My Parents Hit Me? and Family Violence: My Parents Hurt Each Other! p. 182; July, 2002, Kathleen Simonetta, review of Queen Elizabeth I, p. 136.

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