That Thing I Never Thought I’d Get the Chance to Do

When my debut book hit bookshelves on August 30, 2019, that felt like a dream. But this other thing I got to do? It might’ve been even sweeter.

I mean, I worked my hiney off to write the book, work with a publisher and get it in your hands. But, as I wrote it, I always hoped you’d actually get to hear my twang, my inflection, my emotion as I read the words in the way I hope you heard them when you read it.

So, just before the world shut down and words like “social distancing,” “pandemic,” “quarantine” became standard language, I was in a sound booth, recording this for you.

And, I even put this together, as an added bonus, because some people say I have an accent.

The leap of faith, though, was that this project was fully funded by Mr. Whitaker and I (with the help of Beautycounter!) It took some saving and praying and we have been blown away by your support and encouragement. For that, my biggest Texas thanks. As an added bonus, Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, read his foreword and it’s included with the book! How cool is that?

If you’re looking for other great audio books to listen to, I’ve put together a few on my Amazon page (along with lots of my favorite products, too).

Thanks, y’all, for being encouragers and just all around great people. God made it happen!


  1. Verda Redman on August 7, 2020 at 12:49 am

    Kathryn, I’m so grateful for the audio book! My eyesight makes it very difficult to read much (although I did purchase a few copies of the book). I’m really loving hearing your sweet voice! God bless you, my friend!

    • Kathryn on August 7, 2020 at 7:50 am

      That makes me so happy to hear. I love and miss you Verda!

  2. VStu on August 7, 2020 at 10:38 am

    Verda Redman comment can also be mine except I only gifted one book✔️ I also found many parallels and appreciated the way KW spoke it all with dignity and grace! I accomplished so many of those dreaded chores while listening to her. Sometimes I took a pause to digest it all. Also, I struggle with many accents but did nkt miss one word here, I think she made extra effort to read at a great pace because hearing her on Instagram live, she gets a lot of interview into short time. Everyone who enjoys KW MUST read this. [I only became acquainted during the quarantine as she was a guest on a follower and hooked.] Honestly, even young singles should read. I would have been a better Mom if I had this thirty years ago because I was a super perfectionist etc. She is my heroine!

    • Kathryn on August 7, 2020 at 10:45 am

      Those are some very kind words. Thank you!

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