The Author


Your first reaction when reading the writings of award-winning author Kitty Chappell, or listening to her as an international speaker, may be surprise. Surprise that an overcomer of a violently abusive childhood exudes such a transparent zest for life—comparing it with a joyful dance on the tips of her toes.

“Without God’s interaction at the core of my existence,” Kitty says, “life would not only be fearful, it would be downright meaningless! Living my life focused upon God is not a foot-dragging, stoop-shouldered, heavy-sighing spiritual obligation, nor is it a fearful score-keeping attempt to try and tip the scales of good deeds to outweigh the bad.”  Rather, Kitty admits, “walking with God is like joyfully dancing on the tips of my toes, wide-eyed and eager to see what each day brings—secure in the knowledge that everything is under control beneath the watchful eye of our Heavenly Father. I wholeheartedly agree with Vivian Greene’s insightful quote:

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass—
it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

You, too, just may learn to dance in the rain after hearing Kitty Chappell speak, or reading her books, articles, and poetry introduced on this website!
During many years of telling her story to women’s groups, Kitty Chappell met countless women who also struggled with forgiveness. Her life story book, Soaring above the Ashes on the Wings of Forgiveness, (Tate Publishers) is the culmination of her realization that their struggles needed to be addressed in print.

Kitty’s second book, Good Mews, Inspurrrrational stories for cat lovers, was released by Thomas J. Nelson Publishers and is available in all book stores.

In Kitty’s third book, Friendship—When It’s Easy and When It’s Not, you’ll recognize and learn to appreciate your friends—not just those who are sunny, but the negative, critical, lonely friends . . . and some who are, well, just way too talkative! While learning to deal positively with these friends, you may also learn more about yourself.

This book is available in print and as eBook at most major book stores, Tate Publishing,, and from the author.