Hi, I’m Kathleen Doler, author, journalist and adventure sports addict. I was raised on the coast of Northern California. I’m the author of the new novel, THE HOOK, a blend of literary and crime fiction, set against the backdrop of surfing.
I began my journalism career shortly after college. And for twenty years I worked in Silicon Valley, chronicling the technology industry. Writing and editing award-winning copy, I clawed my way up the food chain to the position of editor-in-chief, with responsibility for U.S. magazines and international editions in Europe and Asia. I was also the co-chair of the editorial board at an international publisher, setting editorial guidelines for more than 150 U.S. publications.
Since transitioning into freelance writing, I’ve written and edited for national newspapers and magazines, including Investor’s Business Daily, Shape and many others. Business writing often pays the bills, but I’ve also covered helicopter skiing, scuba diving, and sea kayaking. And I travel extensively, mostly to wild places, while pursuing sports that have the potential to maim me. My list of addictions (aka adventure sports) includes: surfing, stand-up paddling, skiing, scuba diving, sea kayaking, trekking, dog sledding, mountain biking, windsurfing, and sailing. I’ve trekked in the Himalayas, Patagonia and Peru, sea kayaked in Chile and the Broken Islands group (off Vancouver Island in British Columbia), dove all around the world including off the coast of Mozambique, dog sledded in the Arctic Circle in Finland, and helicopter skied in the Canadian Rockies.
Naturally, I own a wardrobe of wetsuits and a closet full of Gor-Tex®. I currently write from a cabin high in the Sierras at 7,000 feet and a home in the San Francisco Bay Area. My husband is my life coach, crazy-idea sounding board and adventure accomplice. My husky, Dakota, is my first editor…she listens attentively when I read new prose out loud, and she only howls occasionally.