About Me

Do you need a writer? You’ve come to the right place.

I’ve been writing professionally for more than 25 years and through my experiences as both a writer and an editor, I’ve learned the value of making my writing clear and readable, the importance of meeting deadlines, and how to empathize with readers. I love to follow my curiosity through research, then boil it all down to something useful for your readers.

My first full-time job was as a writer and associate editor for a magazine for teenagers. When I left that job, moving from my home state of California to Florida, I began freelancing, writing for both print publications and websites (see my portfolio for examples of my work). For seven years, I was features editor for Forum, the member publication of the national support group Mothers & More. My writing has also appeared in Bay to Bay magazine, Horse Journal, Americas Horse, and on SheKnows.com. I’ve been blogging about simple pleasures and everyday adventures at Catching Happiness since 2009.

I specialize in writing about health and fitness, travel, and other lifestyle topics such as happiness and positive psychology. In 2004, I fulfilled a lifelong dream when I bought my own horse, so I also write about horses and riding.

When I’m not busy writing or riding, I’m probably reading, gardening, or sketching in my art journal.

I would love to use my skills and experience to help you connect with your clients and make your business grow. Please contact me at kathy[at]kathyajohnsonwriter[dot]com if you would like to discuss your project.