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 at public functions, Kitty Chappell met countless individuals—women, men, and teenagers alike—who struggle with forgiveness. Realizing a need to address this universal struggle, Kitty wrote her life story book “Sins of a Father, Forgiving the Unforgivable,” initially released by New Hope Publishers in AL. Since the release of that first edition, her book has been translated into five languages, expanded to include a photo section and retitled as Soaring Above the Ashes on the Wings of Forgiveness. This book is now available in print and audio from Perfect Bound, and also as eBook from

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

In Kitty’s third book, Friendship—When It’s Easy and When It’s Not, you will recognize and learn to appreciate your friends—not just those who are sunny, but also 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 audio from Perfect Bound and as eBook from

NOTE: All books also available from the author.