ABOUT KATHY LYNN
Professional storyteller, author, and presenter, Kathy Lynn travels throughout the United States, educating and sharing history and stories from her Cherokee heritage.
A Cherokee Nation member, Kathy is a descendant of Pathkiller, Principal Chief before the Trail of Tears. Kathy’s PowerPoint presentations and her storytelling reflect this heritage. Kathy has been a storyteller for over 10 years. In fact, performing has been part of her life since she can remember. She laughs about the day when her second grade teacher told Kathy’s mother that her daughter was a "TELLER OF TALL TALES!"
Kathy worked as a litigation paralegal and barrel raced in the Professional Women’s Rodeo Association and successfully showed Appaloosa horses, qualifying for the Appaloosa World in three events.
A Texas native, Kathy and her husband Joe, reside in Bandera, Texas. After taking an early retirement to travel and pursue her desire to educate others about the Cherokee people in particular and Native Americans in general, she believes that she is now doing what she was meant to do and uses story and history to touch the hearts of people everywhere!
Kathy is truly a master of the age-old craft of storytelling. She says that she learned her Cherokee heritage and the storytelling craft “knee-to-knee” from her mother, grandfather and grandmother.
Kathy has a large collection of stories and they are carefully chosen for the age and interest level of a particular audience and venue.
Today, she weaves tribal history and storytelling into an entertaining and educational cultural presentation. Kathy engages her audiences using her Story Table and artifacts and always provides time for questions and answers.
Speaking has taken her to several states and she has appeared on regional TV and radio in a number of locations.
She has two programs on Stereotyping of Native Americans and Cultural Diversity in the Workplace. One is adaptable as a presentation to writing groups.
Her most-requested program is her PowerPoint presentation on Cherokee history and the Trail of Tears. Using music and pictures, she touches the audience as she takes them on this historical journey.
She is also the author of four historical novels about a few of her Cherokee ancestors. She spends countless hours researching to insure that the books are historically and culturally correct, as well as being a good read. “I want people to learn history without it being a boring list of facts and dates,” says Kathy.
From the time I was a young girl I have always had memories of my grandmother telling countless fascinating stories of the past. It has not been until recently that I have recognized the importance of this custom of storytelling.
I grew up in west Texas, the daughter of a farmer/rancher, raising cotton, alfalfa, grain sorghum, cattle and horses. I have one brother, Terry. After college, I learned that there weren’t many jobs that required a degree in Biology. I started working in the legal field and enjoyed the area of litigation.
I live with my husband Joe down by the ocean. We live with our two cats and a little dog. The three of them seem to be in control of our lives, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!
Daughter Chelsea and her husband Brian gave us the greatest gift of Ben Joseph, born March 31, 2008. He is a delight and makes his Grandmommie andGaPa very proud!
Then, on May 27, 2010, Allison Nicole arrived to bless our family. She is precious!
If you would like to know anything else about me, contact me at Sunceria@hotmail.com. I’d love to visit with you.