Kathleen M. Rodgers' stories and essays have appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Military Times, Family: The Magazine for Military Families, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Albuquerque Journal, Clovis News Journal, Her War Her Voice, "Spouse Buzz" at Military.com, Women's Independent Press, and in the following anthologies: Because I Fly (McGraw-Hill), Lessons From Our Children (Health Communications, Inc.), Stories Of Faith And Courage On The Home Front (AMG Publishers), Home of the Brave: Somewhere in the Sand (Press 53), and Red, White and True, (University of Nebraska Press/Potomac Books). Rodgers is a recipient of a Distinguished Alumna Award from Tarrant County College/NE Campus 2014. She lives in a suburb of North Texas with her husband, a retired fighter pilot/commercial airline pilot, and their dog, Denton. Johnnie Come Lately is Rodgers' second novel. She is also the author of the award-winning novel, The Final Salute, featured in USA Today, The Associated Press, and Military Times. The Final Salute has been reissued by Deer Hawk Publications in 2014. She is currently working on a sequel to Johnnie Come Lately, Seven Wings to Glory, and is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency. You can find Rodgers online at: kathleenmrodgers.com.
"Johnny Come Lately is a thoroughly compelling story of a
family in crisis. Rodgers has combined humor, tragedy, and
ultimately love, in what is an uplifting story of the human spirit.
There were times that I laughed and cried and shouted for joy, and
I am not ashamed to say it."--Dwight J. Zimmerman, #1 New York
Times bestselling co-author of Lincoln's Last Days
"Have a tissue handy, as you will feel lots of emotion while reading.... Kathleen M. Rodgers' book is truly an inspiration to anyone who has gone through an eating disorder .... Johnnie Come Lately is a great book. It's a little hard to read this and not feel for the characters."
--Sharon Salituro, Fresh Fiction, Posted January 26, 2015
"Johnny Come Lately is a thoroughly compelling story of a family in crisis. Rodgers has combined humor, tragedy, and ultimately love, in what is an uplifting story of the human spirit. There were times that I laughed and cried and shouted for joy, and I am not ashamed to say it."
--Dwight J. Zimmerman, #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of Lincoln's Last Days "The remnants of Johnnie Kitchen's childhood traumas threaten the life she needs and wants now--a deep and enduring love, children, and an orderly family life. Award-winning author Kathleen Rodgers has written a brave and uplifting novel that will move anyone who has faced a long, lonely road back from disaster and despair." --Joyce Faulkner, past president of Military Writers Society of America and award-winning author of Windshift and In the Shadow of Suribachi