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Hi ! I'm so excited you stopped by!


As a new children's book author, I first want you to know my profound gratitude for wanting to read my book! And, I also wanted to help you get to know me and why I wrote my book a little more.


When I'm not writing, I am a Critical Care Registered Nurse in western Washington, where the first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported in the United States. I have had the privilege of caring for patients in the Intensive Care Unit throughout the entire pandemic.


I was also in the Army National Guard both as enlisted and commissioned officer. Once commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, I served within the Medical Service Corps as an Operations Officer,
Platoon Leader and Executive Officer of the 1209th Area Support Medical Company in New Mexico, during which time I went back to school at New Mexico State University to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.


Upon moving to Washington with my husband and son in, I made a branch transfer as a Medical-Surgical Nurse for the 181 Brigade Support Battalion, Charlie Company in Seattle.


I live on a small farm in the greater Puget Sound region with my husband, three children and mother. We raise chickens and grow our own produce.

About Kathleen Leyba Books

Kathleen Leyba is a children's book author who writes books to help children understand the care that healthcare workers provide. Her stories are designed to educate and inspire young readers, while also providing parents, caregivers, and teachers with valuable tools for discussing complex healthcare topics with their children.


“Kathleen's books are a must-read for any parent or caregiver who wants to help their child understand the important role that healthcare workers play in our lives. Her stories are engaging, educational, and inspiring.”

Sarah Johnson, Parenting Magazine

“As an educator, I'm always on the lookout for books that can help my students understand complex topics. Kathleen's books do just that, and more. They are a valuable resource for parents, teachers, and caregivers alike.”

John Smith, Elementary School Teacher

“Nearly Invisible reminds children that heroes exist everywhere in our world, using their gifts to make it a safer and better place for all of us. And children can be inspired by Leyba’s book to discover

and use their own gifts to
become the heroes we need

in the world, too.”

Kitty O’Meara, Author

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