Dr. Kathryn Peterson

Kathryn M. Peterson writes the "Split Happens" column on separation, divorce and relationships for the Houston Chronicle's "Gray Matters" section. She holds a Ph.D. and MFA in fiction from the University of Houston, and an M.A. in playwriting from the University of Cincinnati. A recipient of the UH Barthelme fellowship in fiction writing, she is currently writing a literary suspense novel titled A Perfect Room for Sleeping.

Kathryn owns her own business, consulting with writers on theses, dissertations and a variety of creative projects. She also teaches writing, research and literature courses at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and serves as teacher and mentor to students in a Texas state prison.


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