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About Me

Born in Kentucky, and with both my parents from Kentucky, I have deep roots in the state I left when I was very young and moved to Florida with my family.  I had a 40-year career in Washington, D.C. then returned to Florida where there are no long commutes or government timetables. As a blogger, writer, outdoor lover and photographer of nature, I'm doing my very best to enjoy the "REAL FLORIDA" and visit Kentucky frequently.

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Katherine Dudley Hoehn

photo of the best dog in the whole world named Leah, a mixed breed ginger colored brown eyed darling


Best rescue dog and writer's companion

Only Ours for a Little While
(my book in progress)

Based on family folklore, interviews and a thousand letters spanning half a century, this hybrid historical fiction is a story of love, loss, challenges, adventures, tragedy, war, and small-town antics.


Set in Kentucky in the first half of the 20th century this tells the story of Katherine, who loses her sister at a young age and raises her nephew as her own.  This resilient woman grew up in an era when daughters were not educated but married off.  Despite a debilitating medical condition, she flew in the face of convention, found a job, became a landlord, and lived a full and independent life.

Only Ours paints a picture of small-town Kentucky during a time of rapid change. It’s a charming snapshot of a society in flux between two world wars.

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