This page contains book news and book excerpts -- excerpts from reviews can be found on the home page. I've also posted a couple of articles from my long journalism career.


Born to Run: Dogsledding in the Arctic Circle in Finland. Story published in Outpost Magazine, Jan. 2018.  Read story here.

THE HOOK Wins "Honorable Mention," Readers' Favorite Awards 2017, Sports Genre (Sept. 1, 2017) Read the review (click here)
Jack O'Neill, O'Neill Wetsuits, Leaders & Success Profile, Investor's Business Daily
(Aug. 19, 2017) Read the Q&A (click here)
Who's That Indie Author? Kathleen Doler  Q&A on Book Club Mom
(July 22, 2017) Read the Q&A (click here)
The Protagonist Speaks interview with Dana McCarren, protagonist of THE HOOK(July 14, 2017) Read the Q&A (click here)
National Indie Excellence Awards names THE HOOK as a FINALIST in the action/adventure fiction category for 2017. (May 20, 2017)
BlueInk Review names  THE HOOK a "Notable Book of  2017" and gives it a STARRED Review (April 17, 2017)

Read full review (click here)

News: Standup Journal Q&A with Kathleen Doler (March 17, 2017)

Doler discuss the link between surfing and drugs (click here)

Award-Winning Author Marylee MacDonald's Q&A with Kathleen Doler

Posted on MacDonald's Blog and her March 2017 newsletter (click here)

Excerpt: THE HOOK, Chapter 1
Excerpt: THE HOOK, a piece of Chapter 7

Dana encounters the Thai drug gang's enforcer for the first time, a thug she knows from surfing.

Excerpt: THE HOOK, a piece of Chapter 8

Dana meets Agent Stokes of the FBI for the first time.


Older articles
Divemaster Rant

Leading scuba divers can be fun, frustrating and downright dangerous. Undercurrent, April 2011

Fighting Fat at the Holidays

How to exercise restraint at the holidays...and then exercise effectively.

Published in Investor's Business Daily.

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