Kathryn Adams Doty
Kathryn Adams Doty was born in New Ulm, Minnesota, daughter of Reverend Christian Hohn, pastor of that city’s German Methodist church. In 1939, she left Minnesota for a career in the movies under the name of Kathryn Adams. After leaving acting, to marry and raise three children with Hugh Beaumont of “Leave It To Beaver” fame, Kathryn Doty taught school, earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, became a licensed psychologist, and after retirement returned to her first lovewriting. She lives in Mankato with her husband, Fred Doty.
In 2004, Edinborough Press published her first novel, A Long Year of Silence. This acclaimed book won the MIPA Midwest Book Award and was a finalist for the prestigious Minnesota Book Awards. Two years later, Doty's second novel, Wild Orphan, was released to widespread praise. In 2008, Edinborough Press published her long-awaited memoir, Becoming the Mother of Me.
Listen to Kathryn Adams Doty on our July and August 2007 podcasts of The Thistle.