Kathleen Ford was born in New Jersey and educated in Catholic schools before attending Columbia University. Jeffrey County, a novel set in rural Virginia, was published by St. Martin’s Press, but Kathleen’s first love is for short stories. She has published over 35 stories in commercial magazines such as Redbook and Ladies Home Journal, and in quarterlies such as The Southern Review, North American Review, Antioch Review and Sewanee Review. A story entitled “Man on the Run,” which was first published in The New England Review, was reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories 2012 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012). Two of her stories have won PEN Syndicated Fiction prizes and in 2011 she was awarded a Christopher Isherwood Fellowship.
Kathleen lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she teaches adult ESOL. She continues to write stories about Irish immigrant maids, the soldiers of World War I, and the Cuban Missile Crisis