A native of Los Angeles, Kathleen Peterson Felesina is a seasoned
writer, editor and messaging specialist with more than 25 years’
experience in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. She is also a
published author and has co-written, ghostwritten and/or edited
nearly a dozen non-fiction books.
Her writing career began more than three decades ago, publishing
dispatches in her college newspaper from London, where she lived as
an exchange student. After graduating with a B.A. in Journalism, she
briefly worked in public relations before moving abroad once again to
Hong Kong, where she lived for three years and worked for NBC.
After returning to Los Angeles in the mid-1990s to raise her two children, she then embarked on a freelance writing career, publishing articles and op-ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, LA Parent Magazine and various other publications, which led to co-authoring her first book, "A Place to Go, A Place to Grow: Simple Things That Make a Difference for At-Risk Kids," published in 2006 by Rodale Press. She has also collaborated on many other non-fiction projects, including:
"Los Americanos," by CBS correspondent Leslie Sanchez (St. Martin’s Press, 2007);
"The Cure Within, Unlocked," a limited release book for tech entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker (Napster, Facebook, Parker Institute).
She has also ghostwritten and/or edited numerous articles and op-eds on behalf of various individuals and organizations, along with creating engaging marketing strategies, platforms and book proposals that help an author find success in the marketplace and reach a desired audience. Kathleen Peterson Felesina lives in Los Angeles with her two children and two dogs. She is currently working on a book about philanthropy.