Saturday, October 14, 2023 - 10am-4pm at Florence Filberg Centre in Downtown Courtenay

Kathleen Ann Kelly


Author headshotI started renting in this new apt complex (across from Costco) two years ago. So am a new comer here and don’t know many people yet. Am greatly looking forward to meeting fellow writers and authors. Previously, I rented in Chemainus for 5yrs. And previous to that I owned a mobile in Penticton for two years.
Prior to retirement I lived and worked in Red Deer AB. As my blurb on book cover shares I’ve lived most of my adult live in South America for which I’ve very grateful. After retirement I volunteered with both Habitat for Humanities and Rotary Club. Went to Paraguay, Guatemala and Poland. Wonderful experiences. And now I’m thoroughly enjoying my senior years.



Where Dogs Dwell ((Auto)Biography/Memoir)

The Tornadoes We Create

If you feel your thoughts are often spinning around in your mind…this book may help you to stop creating tornadoes and focus on healthier ways to cope with stressful situations.


Kathleen Ann is based in Countenay.


This memoir opens with Sister Kathleen Ann Kelly working in a Santiago hospital at the beginning of the violent overthrow of President Salvador Allende’s Chilean government. It then flashes back to this young Canadian nun’s first assignment as a domestic in the Archbishop’s house in Liverpool, England – where she experienced Elizabethan-era opulence and manners. Thereafter she transports the reader to Northern and Southern Perú and into the high Andes where she worked for nearly twenty years as a nurse midwife. Chapters brim with passionate encounters in culture, history, poverty, politics, liberation theology and terrorism. This book will inspire readers to live authentically.


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