Kay Marshall Strom
Born and raised in San Francisco, Kay was nurtured into a zealous and godly young lady by Christian parents. At age fifteen, when she realized her family would be financially unable to fund further education, she made the commitment to work hard and frugally save to secure her dream of attending college. In 1965, she received a B.A. in literature and education from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, then she immediately went to work teaching elementary school. In 1980, when her first book was published, a new and extensive career was launched --- one as an author, public speaker and writing teacher in the California University system.
A natural-born communicator, Kay developed a love of writing and speaking as a young girl. Today, she is the author of 34 books, including DAUGHTERS OF HOPE, THE CAREGIVER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE, THE SAVVY COUPLE’S GUIDE TO MARRYING AFTER 35 and ONCE BLIND: The Life of John Newton. Her work has appeared in many compilations, including various books from the Stories for the Heart series and around the world in many languages.
Kay’s writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, short stories, two prize-winning screenplays, books and stories for children and booklets for writers. Her writing has appeared in several volumes including MORE THAN CONQUERORS, AMAZING LOVE, THE NIV COUPLE’S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE, THE NIV WOMEN’S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE and THE BIBLE FOR TODAY’S CHRISTIAN WOMAN. Kay has recently completed the scripts for two movies, is at work on a historical novel trilogy and is under contract for a biography on a man who is changing the face of India.
An articulate, personable and dynamic speaker, Kay also speaks at seminars, retreats, writer’s conferences and special events throughout the country. Whether it’s at a university lecture hall, a women’s retreat in the mountains, or a South Korean church of more than a thousand men and women, Kay looks upon a speaking engagement as an opportunity to have purposeful fun. She especially enjoys conducting marriage workshops with her husband, Dan Kline.
Recently, Kay’s writing and speaking are drawing her to countries and cultures around the world, including India, China, Indonesia, Sudan, Morocco and Senegal. With tape recorder and camera in hand, Kay prepares to tell “the rest of the story” of our brothers and sisters around the world and how our actions impact their lives and the work of God’s Kingdom on earth.
In her free time, Kay loves reading, traveling and walking on the beach. She and Dan make their home in Santa Barbara, California.
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