Kathleen Graham-Gandy


Kathleen Graham-Gandy is a retired banker who has always had the desire to write. She has had scores of articles published throughout the years. She is a volunteer in civic organizations and her community. She loves going into local schools to share with students about history in her local area. Graham-Gandy is the author of three books: “Shock Therapy! Building a Power Line with a Blonde Groundman," “One Man’s Vision…One County’s Reward, How the life of James H. Stribling Affected His Fellow Man," and “Mount Pleasant’s 100 South Main Street.” She and her husband, Charles, make their home in Middle Tennessee.

“Shock Therapy!” veers from her normal historical writings to one of ‘history in the making’ as she and her husband embark upon an adventure that human tolerance could not normally endure. When they retired in 1999, and moved from Bowling Green, Kentucky back home to Tennessee, they built their own power line and little cabin in the woods. And, through divine intervention and sheer perseverance, the mission was accomplished.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
This book, "Shock Therapy: Building a Power Line with a BLONDE Groundman" is a result of journals that were kept when we built a 2800' power line on my husband's home place about 15 years ago. I always thought that the story needed to be told. After all, who would ever believe it unless they read about it! There were a lot of comical things that happened along the journey as well as some not so comical. We went through a lot of trials, disappointments, and delays, but we persevered.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
To me, the greatest joy of writing is sharing what I have learned through research. My first two books were historical: one was about a building that was the pivotal point during the Phosphate years in Mount Pleasant, Tennessee. My second book was about a Civilian Conservation Corp camp that was converted to a German Prisoner-of-War camp during World War II in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. Area students of all ages love hearing about the history in their community. I especially love watching their faces as I speak, and hearing their questions. I know that they are listening and absorbing what I am telling them by the questions they ask.
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Shock Therapy! Building a Power Line with a BLONDE Groundman
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,430. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
“Shock Therapy! Building a Power Line with a BLONDE Groundman”. Charley’s life-long dream was to build his own cross-country power line, and cabin. The question is: Was it Kathy’s dream, too? Read this humorous tale of the mishaps, and the joys, that this couple faced when they tackled the challenges that awaited them in the woods on Charley’s home place.

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