May 6, 2015

About our author

Kathleen Vincenz is the author of Over the Falls in a Suitcase and many articles and short stories. She is also the founder of Squirrels at the Door Publishing.

Kathleen lives on a hill with her husband, children, and many squirrel friends, who are fed everything from bread to taco chips.  She is also a technical writer and explains how to use software to solve engineering problems.


 Over the Falls in a Suitcase,  (buy now)

God’s Sparrows (to be published late 2016)

Published Articles

  • The Cleanest, Most Efficient Engine is a Diesel?, Boy’s Quest
  • Shoes: Some Do, Some Don’t, Appleseeds
  • Animal, Vegetable, or Measurement, Boy’s Life
  • Ten Trashy Truths, Boy’s Life
  • Squirrels at the Door Magazine, all issues
  • Get Your Junior Jazzercise On, kidzwonder
  • Win Your Customers through Contests and Giveaways, Management SIG News

Awards and Recognitions

  • Distinguished Technical Communication Award from the Society of Technical Communication
  • Speaker at technical writing conferences


  • Writing & Selling Children’s Books, Institute of Children’s Literature
  • Writing for Children and Teenagers, Institute of Children’s Literature
  • Picture Book Blueprint
  • B.A., English Literature, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • B.B.A., Business Administration, Cleary University


  • Society of Children’s Writers and Illustrators
  • 12×12 Picture Book Challenge