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Kathy Aspden is a novelist, screenwriter, and public speaker. She is Vice President of the Cape Cod Writers Center and occasional television host for BOOKS AND THE WORLD, the longest-running literary cable interview show in the country.


Her first novel, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman, was a finalist for the Multicultural Fiction category of International Book Awards. The sequel, An Irishman’s Son, was published in May 2020.  Her 2015 short film, The Solomons’ Dog, was a finalist in the 15-Minutes of Fame Film Festival in Orlando, Florida.  Her screenplay, BLAISE MADDOCH, is a finalist in the UK Film Festival and one of many awarded scripts. 

Interested in everything from the next great invention to the easiest way to tile a bathroom, Kathy is a gleeful research junkie and an enthusiastic participant in the human experience. She is currently at work on a television series, The Magnificent Quarantinos, a sitcom about a Cape Cod family who's just trying to get it right - even if it kills them.

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Read Kathy's latest novel


"Nothing can be done to take back that tiny millisecond when one soul recognizes another."


Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman is an entwined tale of deep love, deception and redemption, told within the backdrop of three beautiful coasts, and proving that nothing in life is random.

Artfully weaving together three lives, three coasts and three generations, Kathy Aspden’s breathtaking debut, Baklava, Biscotti, and an Irishman is a dazzling pastiche of love, deception, acceptance and forgiveness.

“Kathy Aspden’s first novel, BAKLAVA, BISCOTTI, AND AN IRISHMAN, is an emotional journey of love, loss, healing, and redemption. I rooted for each character and loved watching them be transformed by time and grace. I look forward to reading more of Kathy’s work in the years to come.”

—Tim Miller, Editor, The Cape Cod Times

Contact Kathy Aspden to speak at your book club in person or by Zoom.

A mysterious mala bead necklace connects the lives of 36 people throughout the United States and Canada

—each needing a miracle.

The Mala Beads is a multicultural, connected-short-story novel (think The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants meets The Secret, but written in a format resembling a binge-worthy television series).

"The writing is witty, masterful, and fun to read."

—Madeline Miele Holt, Producer, Book and the World

"These are edgy and profound tales of hope, love, and connection, set against the backdrop of the 2020 pandemic. I read The Mala Beads with a smile on my face and a lump in my throat."

—Kathi Scrizzi Driscoll, former Arts Editor for the Cape Cod Times

"I love this book. Whether you read it in one sitting or experience it slowly, it's a book you'll want to share with friends, buy as a gift, or suggest for your book club—an easy read with a lot to say."

—Christine Merser, Writer, Managing Editor, Blue 2 Publishing


Daniel Muldaur wants his wife back. He doesn’t care that she’s pregnant by another man. He refuses to turn his back on the life they built and the love they shared.

Will nine months be time enough for Danny to go from a man betrayed, to the proud father of someone else’s baby?

Can Teressa forgive herself the worst mistake of her life, never imagining the baby she carries might bring them more happiness than they’ve ever known - if only she can survive the guilt?

In an age when one molecule of DNA can change everything you thought true about your life, wouldn’t you want to know THE LOVE STORY BEHIND THE LIE?

"In her book, AN IRISHMAN'S SON, author Kathy Aspden shows us the ripple effects of one decision and its lasting impact on many lives. Her prose is crisp, her characters speak to you, and the journey she takes you on will stay with you long after you've finished reading.

AN IRISHMAN'S SON is a penetrating and well-crafted tale."

—Casey Sherman, New York Times Bestselling Author of “The Finest Hours”


"Can even the most devoted love withstand the trauma of a devastating betrayal? This question is at the heart of AN IRISHMAN'S SON. In Kathy Aspden’s moving novel of a marriage under siege, Daniel and Teressa Muldaur must not only confront the truth about the child Teressa is carrying, but also the truths about themselves, and the many contradictions and complications of the human heart."

—Anne D. LeClaire, Best-selling author of “The Halo Effect” and “The Orchid Sister”

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