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Katerina Katsarka Whitley

Katerina Katsarka Whitley is the author of six books in circulation and three more in the works. She studied at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, at Mars Hill College in North Carolina, at Furman University, Southeastern Theological Seminary, and East Carolina University. She taught children of all ages, then worked as a church journalist for a decade in the Diocese of East Carolina and for a second decade at the Episcopal Church Center in New York City. From there she traveled widely in the developing world to collect and tell stories of women and children. After leaving New York she taught communication courses at Appalachian State University. Her books are Speaking for Ourselves; Seeing for Ourselves; Walking the Way of Sorrows; Waiting for the Wonder; and Light to the Darkness. Her cookbook on Greek culture and food is Around a Greek Table, Recipes and Stories. She has been published in the Christian Science Monitor, the Raleigh News and Observer, and other publications. 

Katerina has an extensive schedule as a speaker/performer but cherishes being a wife, mother, and grandmother. After living in North Carolina for several decades, she now lives and writes in Louisville, Kentucky.

Ten Things I Can’t Do Without

  1. The hope of seeing the Greek land and sea again
  2. Mozart’s Requiem, Theodorakis’s Greek songs
  3. Story making, story telling
  4. My sweet family here and in Greece
  5. Cooking for others
  6. Books, books, books
  7. The Episcopal Church
  8. Lemons and oregano
  9. Singing
  10. Working with my North Carolina writer’s group

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