Kiefer, Kathleen Balmes 1957- (Kathy Balmes)
KIEFER, Kathleen Balmes 1957- (Kathy Balmes)
PERSONAL: Born November 9, 1957, in OH; daughter of Vernon (a lawyer) and Pat (a writer) Balmes; married John Kiefer (an engineer), August 29, 1987; children: Caitlin, Molly. Education: University of California—Berkeley, B.A. (economics), 1980; University of Washington, M.B.A., 1982. Politics: Democrat. Religion: "Raised Catholic."
ADDRESSES: Home—290 North Almenar Dr., Green-brae, CA 94904.
CAREER: Pacific Gas and Electric Company, San Francisco, CA, assistant economic analyst, 1982-84, financial analyst, 1984-89; Astor Investment Management, Larkspur, CA, account administrator, 1990-93; Silver Moon Press, New York, NY, California marketing representative. Author.
(Under name Kathy Balmes) Thunder on the Sierra, illustrated by Vicki Catapano, Silver Moon Press (New York, NY), 2001.
WORK IN PROGRESS: A middle-grade authorized biography of California senator Barbara Boxer; researching Bernarda Ruiz, an Hispanic "who was important in stopping the Mexican-American war in early California."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
Marin Independent Journal, September 11, 2001, Beth Ashley, "Writing for the Kids: Three Marin Women Recently Released New Books Written for and about Children," p. C1.
School Library Journal, August, 2001, Carol A. Edwards, review of Thunder on the Sierra, p. 175.