About Kathryn the Grape and Friends
Kathryn Cloward is a purposeful messenger of love. Through her illustrated likeness of Kathryn the Grape, Kathryn shares her unique and inclusive messages of love, compassion, acceptance, and unity with the world. As a little girl, Kathryn loved writing songs and singing them to her dolls. She always dreamed of one day growing up and sharing her original songs with others. Now that is exactly what she does through Kathryn the Grape and her Kathryn Cloward music (www.KathrynCloward.com). An award-winning author, songwriter and entrepreneur, Kathryn is intentional about creating heart-centered mindful media for people of all ages to enjoy. She hopes her messages create a positive ripple effect throughout the world, inspiring others to love and forgive and to shine and thrive. All Kathryn the Grape books, music, media, and merchandise is published and distributed by Kathryn’s mom-owned company, Kandon Unlimited, Inc. When she is not writing, performing, or speaking at events, Kathryn enjoys going for long walks, spending time with her family and friends, and exploring with her son, Landon.
Molly Alice Hoy
Molly Alice Hoy is an illustrator and comic artist who has been creating art ever since she first got her tiny fingers around a crayon. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her wife and their dog and two cats. When she’s not illustrating books or writing comics, she can usually be found in the kitchen trying new vegan recipes. She will never say no to a maple donut, a visit to the natural history museum, or any excuse for a road trip.
Co-author of Kathryn the Grape's Kindness Confetti
Samantha Prince is a writer and entrepreneur with a passion for loving and helping people. Thanks to a few formative influences from teachers she had in high school and college, she discovered her writer’s voice and chose to study English at San Diego State University, and spent a year studying abroad in Scotland. She is the CEO and owner of NaturalKidz.com and currently lives in San Diego. When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with her family or planning her next adventure.
Drew Bailey is a graphic designer responsible for designing the covers and interior layouts for all of the Kathryn the Grape books. He has also designed many of the inspirational graphics featured in the Kathryn the Grape Shop. Drew is passionate about helping children and is purposeful about blending his passion for long distance bike riding with raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research. He lives in San Diego with his wife and his two daughters.
Cristina Santaella is a retired university professor of language and literature who now works as an interpreter for children with special needs. She loves being the voice of people who cannot communicate in a language other than their own. When Cristina is not working or traveling, she is planning another trip while sitting by the ocean, journal in hand, nibbling on dark chocolate (her downfall). Her life’s passion for traveling has given her a wealth of experiences, and every one of those experiences creates a fascinating and unforgettable story. For now, Cristina calls San Diego, California her home.