Author Archives: Kathleen Buckstaff


About Kathleen Buckstaff: Kathleen Buckstaff is an award-winning author, columnist, performance artist, cartoonist and photographer. She currently writes for The Huffington Post and wrote regularly for the Los Angeles Times and The Arizona Republic. Kathleen performed her one-woman play to sold-out theatres in CA, AZ and NYC and expanded the play into a book called The Tiffany Box, a memoir which was honored in 2013 as a USA BEST BOOK AWARDS finalist. Kathleen’s book Mother Advice To Take With You To College: Humor, Inspiration and Wisdom To Go was released in March of 2014. Kathleen’s abstract photographs of lilies were exhibited for the first time in April of 2014. Kathleen has a BA in Creative Writing from Stanford and a MA in Journalism from Stanford. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, their three children and their dog Lily.

When someone you love has terminal cancer…

A few months ago, I read a lovely email a friend shared with me from her family doctor.  My friend's husband had just been diagnosed with a terminal cancer and […]



Quotes about Life

quotes about love

At the conclusion of my last book reading of my memoir The Tiffany Box, I tried something new.  I’ve received many questions about how I gather so […]



How to write a condolence letter, 5 suggestions

My book The Tiffany Box, a memoir was released a few weeks ago, and since then I have received several emails from readers expressing how grateful they are that I […]



quotes about life from a little man wearing a bow tie

I was in the parking lot at Book Passage in Corte Madera early Wednesday morning. I dropped my son off at school and was sitting in my car waiting to […]