About Kathryn the Grape®
Hello and welcome! My name is Kathryn Cloward. When I was 11 years old, my softball coach nicknamed me "Kathryn the Grape" because I wore purple all of the time. Decades later, I was inspired to create this series to provide people of all ages with tools of love.
My purpose is simple. I desire to help people feel good about themselves and others. I know from personal experience, that's an inside job. We ripple love from the inside out. My stories and songs help people love themselves and others, naturally and unconditionally.
My son is my greatest inspiration. Being Landon's mom has helped me reconnect with the joyfully imaginative little girl I once was, and always have been. I just needed to remember who I am. Positive affirmations helped me uncover my natural vibrancy to shine my colorful light of love. My desire is to help everyone shine, children and adults alike.
Kathryn the Grape is for everyone! I share seven core affirmation in my books and music to help people shine their rainbow of light. Everyone is magical, colorful, love, kind, unique, grateful, and joyful. Everyone!
About "Kathryn the Grape" Kathryn Cloward
Kathryn Cloward is a purposeful storyteller who’s earned national praise for her award-winning Kathryn the Grape® Affirmation Series of books and music. Through her illustrated likeness of Kathryn the Grape, she provides a treasure box filled with positive and affirming tools of love for children and adults to use together. An award-winning author, songwriter and entrepreneur, Kathryn is passionate about creating and sharing heart-centered mindful media with positive and empowering messages for people of all ages to enjoy. She is on a mission to ripple love, compassion, and unity throughout 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) — a purposeful path Kathryn paved for herself through decades of professional resilience and courageous personal transformation. With over 22 years of being a risk-taking and altruistic serial entrepreneur, it was a natural choice for Kathryn to streamline the production and publication of all of her media independently through her company, Kandon Unlimited, Inc.
Kathryn has been recognized throughout her career for inspirational and purposeful endeavors including being honored in 2010 with San Diego Metro’s Top 40 Under 40 Award and Speak for Success’ Women Changing the World Inspirational Woman Award, and in 2018 she received the Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Leadership Award.
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.
"Kathryn the Grape" Then and Now