Kathy Scanlon Opie was born in Boston, Ma. She earned an B.S. in Psychology at Georgetown University and moved to the Seattle area with her husband Paul where she received her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at UW. She is now working on her Masters in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University in Seattle.
Kathy is the mother of three grown children Jennifer 27, Patrick 23, and Conner 21. Conner is a bone cancer survivor, specifically Ewing’s Sarcoma. Kathy and Paul have been married for 28 years and have 2 dogs and 1 cat and enjoy biking and hiking.
Kathy has been published in the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation Newsletter, the Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation Newsletter, Northwest Cable News, the Antioch University Quarterly Vue, Entrepreneurial Girl and soon Better After 50. She has a short story titled: Tell Me a Story in the Anthology Secret Histories: Stories of Courage, Risk, and Revelation and her newly published book A Little Red Wagon Full Of Hope: Tips And Inspiration From A Loving Caregiver. 100% of the profits from A Little Red Wagon Full Of Hope will be donated to the NW Sarcoma Foundation and Momcology International. These organizations support cancer research, and cancer families during and after their cancer journeys.
Kathy also blogs about her passions of writing, friendships, cooking and cancer awareness.
“Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.”- Emily Post, writer and authority on social behavior.
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur Ward.
“Happiness is a journey not a destination.” -unknown.
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” – Jonathan Swift
“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if their light is from within.” – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Psychiatrist and Writer
“Some questions don’t have answers, which is a terribly difficult lesson to learn.” – Katharine Graham, newspaper and Pulitzer Prize-winning memoirist.