Kathryn Kidd: Mormon Author
Patricia Kathryn Helms Kidd was an author of numerous books and articles. She had been an associate editor of Meridian Magazine, an online magazine appealing to members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Kathy had joined the church while earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Brigham Young University.
Kathy was born on April 3, 1950, in New Orleans, Louisiana. She was raised in New Orleans and Mandeville. After earning her degree from BYU, she moved to Salt Lake City to work for the Deseret News. She met and married Clark Kidd and just over ten years of marriage, they relocated to Virginia. Together they were authors of several books, including A Parent’s Survival Guide to the Internet, Food Storage for the Clueless, and On My Own and Clueless: An LDS Guide to Independent Life. With Kent and Shannon Pugmire, the Kidds wrote Ward Activities for the Clueless.
She wrote often on life as a Latter-day Saint and a convert. A Convert’s Guide to Mormon Life, written by Kathy and her husband, won an Association of Mormon Letters Award for devotional literature.
Kathy enjoyed writing on a wide variety of topics. She authored or coauthored many books on cooking, computer games, self-help, fiction, and science fiction. She wrote a blog and was the moderator for several online forums. With Orson Scott Card, she coauthored Lovelock, the first novel in a trilogy. The second, Rasputin, was delayed after Card had a mild stroke in January 2011.
She died suddenly on December 14, 2015, in Virginia.