Instructor: Kathryn Mattingly

Kathryn Mattingly
Biography: Kathryn Mattingly is a college educator, professional editor, award-winning author, and public speaker. She has taught numerous writing courses at 2 private colleges. While senior editor for Possibility Publishing Ms. Mattingly was instrumental in securing America's Next Top Model Naima Mora as a client and received national credit as the editor of her book, Model Behavior. As a feature writer for Possibility Media Group Kathryn has had over 30 articles published. She has been a senior editor for a small publishing house and has mentored new writers through her penpublishpromote private editing service. Kathryn is the author of 5 literary suspense novels. Her debut novel Benjamin was a New Century Quarterly Finalist and her latest novel, Katya, has won two awards for outstanding fiction in its category. Her short story collection Fractured Hearts includes 4 award-winning stories. Kathryn's work can also be found in 12 themed anthologies through various small presses. 

Publication Highlights
  • Literary Suspense fiction novel Benjamin (2013) Winter Goose Publishing 
  • Short story collection, Fractured Hearts (2014) Winter Goose Publishing 
  • Literary Suspense Fiction novel, Journey (2015) Winter Goose Publishing 
  • Literary suspense fiction novel, Olivia's Ghost (2016) 
  • Literary suspense novel The Tutor (2018) 
  • Literary suspense novel Katya (2023) 
  • 8 anthology publications, 30 magazine & online publications (1999-2023) 
  • 7 awards for outstanding writing (2001-2023)

Classes by this instructor


If you have written your fiction novel or memoir and are ready to take the next steps toward publication, this course will help you understand and complete all the different components necessary for realizing your goal. Whether you plan to be traditionally published or to self-publish, the information in this class will help you make it happen.
April 24, 2024 to May 29, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Bend
In this course, learn essential building blocks for fiction and memoir including plot, setting, theme, characterization, point-of-view, and dialogue. What is the hero's journey, and how does a writer develop a story concept into a page-turning bestseller? Award-winning author and college educator Kathryn Mattingly will inspire you to begin your novel, complete your first draft, or reassess what you have written so far. Open to novel and memoir writers of all levels!
April 25, 2024 to May 30, 2024 | 5:00pm-8:00pm | Bend
In this class, learn the basic elements of short story and flash fiction writing with award-winning author and college educator, Kat Mattingly. As part of the class, you will have a chance to practice skills for developing plot, character, setting, voice, and dialogue while writing short fiction pieces. Kat will also discuss avenues for publishing your short stories and flash fiction, whether written in this class or otherwise. Open to writers of all genres and levels!
May 7, 2024 to June 11, 2024 | 9:00am-12:00pm | Redmond