Here is the interview that was chosen to appear in The Denver Post, Colorado Kids section.

Well done, Ashleigh!

LOVE OF STORIES BEGAN A CAREER

Ashleigh Huntley
Kathleen T. Pelley grew up in Scotland with two older brothers and was raised to love stories. Her love of stories and writing led her to becoming an author for picture books.
Her father grew up in Ireland and told many stories. Kathleen loved the library and said it was a huge part of her life.
As she got older, Kathleen met her husband, who was from Kansas City, Kansas. They met and Scotland and lived there for a while. Then, they moved and lived in England for 11 years. Her husband began homesick for America and they moved to Denver, Colorado on 1991. She says that she enjoys America, and loves how there are so many opportunities. “But I miss getting in a car and driving to a little village. America is just so big!”
This wonderful state that we may call home was a different world for her. She learned the American cultures and started to get used to our ways.
She published her first book called “The Giant King. ” It was a Scottish folk tale from home that she decided to put in book form. Her other books were inspired about regular daily things. She got the idea for her book “Inventor McGregor” By being in her kitchen surrounded by everything she loves: knitting, baking, writing, and reading.
Because her father was a farmer and she was always surrounded by animals, Kathleen T. Pelley loves animals. She has two Labrador Retrievers named Ilea and Fergus.
“The color of your thought dyes your soul. ” She likes to say. “And the color of your soul dyes your world, but for me it dyes my stories. ”
She says that she enjoys America, and loves how there are so many opportunities. “But I miss getting in a car and driving to a little village. America is just so big!”
Kathleen’s biggest struggle in her career was when editors sent her stories back and saying they didn’t want it. “Don’t be too sad, you have to move on. ” She said.
Right now, Kathleen’s working on a novel about a girl with an older brother. She’ll be able to add life experiences and lessons. Really, those are the best things to put in a book. Like Kathleen T. Pelley once said, “Write, write, write, write; read, read, read, read; create, create, create, create. ”