News & Events

Upcoming Events:
Check back to find out more details for Kathi Koll’s next book event.

If you are interested in inviting Kathi to your bookstore, book group or for any speaking engagement please visit the Contact page for information.

Latest News & Reviews:

December 2019 Top Shelf Magazine review raves Kick-Ass Kinda Girl is “Not to be missed!”

December/January 2020 Shelf Unbound Magazine names Kick-Ass Kinda Girl a Top 5 Finalist in the 2019 Indie Best Book Competition!

2019 American Book Fest Best Book Award Finalist! 

2019 National Indie Excellence® Award Winner!

2019 Independent Press Award Winner! 

2019 Book Excellence Award Finalist! 

2019 Readers’ Favorite Book Award Silver Medal Winner! 

2019 Shelf Unbound Magazine Best Indie Book Award Finalist.


Parade Magazine’s September 8th issue mentions Kick-Ass Kinda Girl and The Kathi Koll Foundation as important resources for caregivers in need in Paula Spencer Scott’s article: “Caring for the Caregiver.”

Kirkus Reviews Magazine September 1 issue features Kick-Ass Kinda Girl as a “Great Indie Book Worth Discovering!” The list also appears on




 features Kick-Ass Kinda Girl as a Summer 2019 Reading Pick. features Kick-Ass Kinda Girl discussion guide June 2019.

Care for Caregivers with Kathi Koll podcast debuts May 2019. Regular episodes can be heard on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and iHeart Radio.  Listen here.

Arianna Huffington’s features Kathi’s latest blog, “It’s A Vacation…Until It Isn’t!”

Listen to Kathi on TheStrokeChannel.TV’s “Life After Stroke” Support Group Podcast with Emmy Award winning producer and stroke survivor, Christopher Ewing.

“[A] touching memoir…Koll’s compassionately told stories inspire and uplift.”
Publishers Weekly
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Quest Magazine March issue showcases the “Kick-Ass Kinda Girl” Palm Beach Book Party




 calls Kick-Ass Kinda Girl an “…intimate and moving memoir.”

Faune Riggin talks with Kathi on “Real Talk with Riggin” Radio Show KZIM/KSIM

Watch the NBTV broadcast of Kathi at the Newport Beach Public Library Author Lecture Series speaking about her new book, her personal caregiving journey and a lively Q&A with audience members. Filmed January 29, 2019.

“Turning trial into triumph has been a theme of author Kathi Koll’s life.”
—Modern Luxury OC Magazine Jan/Feb 2019 issue

Interview with’s “The Candid Caregiver” New Release Spotlight

“Kathi’s page-turner book paints a picture of two grounded people who suffer heartbreak as they navigate life with serious healthcare challenges. …You may likely feel as I do when you’re finished reading this Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving: I would love to sit down with the caregiver I got to know in these pages for conversations about caregiving, her foundation, and more.”
—Brenda Avadian, The Caregiver’s Voice Read full review



“[Koll’s] book chronicles in vivid detail, the meaningful lessons she learned on her journey…”
—Newport Beach Magazine Dec/Jan 2019 issue

Kick-Ass Kinda Girl: A Memoir of Life, Love, and Caregiving is one of those books that bring tears to the reader’s eyes while warming their heart — poignant, honest, and filled with humanism….The intelligence of the heart, the gift of following one’s gut, and the power of instinct are some of the qualities of the author that come out brilliantly through the narrative. …Beautifully written…this is a book that both inspires and entertains, loaded with the wisdom readers need to cope with challenging situations. A book for keeps.”
—Readers’ Favorite, 5 stars
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Book excerpt on Arianna Huffington’s
When My Husband Suffered from a Stroke, I Thought My Entire World Had Fallen Apart

The Caregiver Space features Kathi’s article “How to Welcome the Holidays as a Caregiver” 

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Previous Events:

November 3-4, 2019
Los Angeles Library Literary Feasts Dinners
California Club and private home

February 21, 2019
{pages} a bookstore
904 Manhattan Beach Ave., Manhattan Beach, CA

January 29, 2019
Newport Beach Public Library, Author Lecture Series
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
Watch the NBTV Broadcast of Kathi Koll speaking about her new book, her personal caregiving journey and a lively Q&A with audience members.

January 17, 2019
Classic Bookshop, Palm Beach, FL
off-site event

October 27, 2018
Diesel, A Bookstore, Brentwood, CA
off-site event

October 18, 2018 5–7pm
Barnes & Noble Fashion Island, Newport Beach, CA