Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt

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Books by Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt, M.Ed.

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NEW! Bury Me Under a Lilac

A poetic journey from birth through passing, accessible yet profound, leaving death not proud, but steeped in the beauty of transformation, a natural movement to the next phase of personal and spiritual evolution.

Poems from the Battlefield

Poems from the Battlefield

A collection of original Civil War themed poetry based on Katherine's exploration of the local battlefields and museums in Manassas and Prince William County, VA.


Furbily-Furld Takes on the World

An illustrated, epic children's poem focused on themes such as responsible rural development, conservation, anger management and more, all wrapped into a surprisingly fun story.

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Weaker Than Water

An eclectic collection of original poetry inspired by Katherine's experiences teaching in the Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center and musings of various religious traditions.


Approaching Felonias Park

A novel that reveals the sordid underbelly of predatory lending, socioeconomic inequities and abusive relationships, interlaced with magical realism echoing the imagination of Gabriel Garcia Marquez and the grit of Rupert Thomson.

Bury Me Under a Lilac

Katherine has an incredible ability to harness and expose the emotions that all of us might be too afraid to share. She's soon going to be everyone's next favorite poet.

-Author, Creative Writing Department Chair, Garrett Carlson


Katherine Mercurio Gotthardt’s poetry is always rich in word, imagery and emotional awakening. This book is one to savor.

-June Forte, Past President, Virginia Writers Club

Book Signings

Katherine will sign books upon special request. Please allow time for shipping, as she does not carry inventory. Request a signed book.


Katherine accepts some speaking and teaching engagements upon request. Advance notice required. Request Katherine to speak.


Write by the Rails (WbtR), the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club, has elected Katherine as president. She has also been name Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine.


If you would like Katherine M. Gotthardt to read her work at your event, please make a request at least two weeks prior.

Latest Projects

Poetry Collection: #KatherinesCoffeehouse

Anthology: #WbtR #BackOnTrackNow