Kathleen Shoop, Author: Historical fiction, Christmas tales, women's fiction, romance

Books and Series by Kathleen Shoop

The Letter Series book covers

Historical Fiction

The Donora Story Collection Book Covers

Historical Fiction

Love and Other Subjects book cover

Women’s Fiction

Chicken Soup for the Soul Series Book Covers

Nonfiction Anthology

Tiny Historical Series Book Covers

Historical Fiction & Short Historical Stories

Kathleen Shoop

About Kathleen Shoop

Bestselling author Kathleen Shoop holds a PhD in reading education and has more than 20 years of experience in the classroom.

Her third novel, Love and Other Subjects, earned a Silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards and received an Honorable Mention from the San Francisco Book Festival. Her second novel, After the Fog (Silver IPPY), was a category finalist in the 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. Her debut novel, The Last Letter, is a multiple award-winner, including a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Great writing grabs you by the throat from the first sentence without ever letting go. Ms. Shoop’s latest novel “Love and Other Subjects” opens with middle school teacher Carolyn Jenkins confronting a student with a gun pointed at the belly of a classmate. What happens next establishes the tone for everything that follows in this alternately tense, hilarious and poignant tale of love, friendships across racial lines, inner city public school politics and dysfunctional family relationships… “Love and Other Subjects” is solid literary fiction.
—Tony Norman

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The Christmas Coat is FREE!

The Christmas Coat is witty satire, a modern take on Scrooge and the meaning of Christmas. Right now it’s FREE on Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobo, and Smashwords. But, you can also buy it in print and on Audible! Short, sweet, fun! Check it out.

Inspired by a true Christmas tale…

1854 Jacob Gusky wakes up hoping Santa has arrived. And he has… but not for Jacob, one of two Jewish boys living at the Boys’ Home of Manhattan. When a friend gifts him a tin whistle, Jacob learns the power of giving, the joy in receiving, and hears what he considers to be the sound…

“The Christmas Coat comes across as a modern retelling of A Christmas Carol.”

Two days before Christmas, ornery Elliot Ebberts is tasked with school drop-off. Distracted by an important real estate transaction, he’s short on holiday happiness. Snarled by carpool chaos his extravagant, lucky coat goes missing. In a panic, he starts his search, tracing the coat’s path as it passes through the hands of good people in…