Fox Cities Book Festival: Kathy Beson Buchen

Kathy Buchen Beson


Kathy Buchen Beson is a native of the Fox Valley and writes under the name of Kathy Buchen. Her first book was a historical novella called Rainmaker, set in Montello and published in 1995. Since then she has published eight novels in the Rhiannon Nolan cozy mystery series, and an e-book named Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned. The latest Rhiannon Nolan mystery is Death in a Pink Cadillac: The Door County Special. Her latest two novels are available on the Wisconsin Digital Database. Death in a Pink Cadillac is available on Amazon and Book Baby in paperback or e-book for Nook and Kindle. All of her novels are available at local libraries. Kathy has a degree in English and a Masters in Library and Information Science from UW-Madison, and has been a librarian in the Fox Valley for 35 years. She was the founding President of the Board of the Fox Valley Literacy Coalition and is a past chair of the Youth Services Section of the Wisconsin Library Association. She is the Supervising Librarian in the Children's Room at Elisha D. Smith Public Library in Menasha, where she has worked for the last 26 years.