About the Author

wpid-IMG_20130326_125025.jpgKassie Ritman is a writer who happens to love family stories.  Helping others to learn the ins and outs of writing about family is a favorite pass time. She especially enjoys leading workshops for Genealogists and writing on her blog “Maybe someone should write that down…” The tongue in cheek writing lessons offered on the blog mingle and mix with her own crazy relatives as she writes under the thinly veiled Nom de Plume of “Mom.”

Kassie is also an active member of the Catholic Writer’s Guild, a book reviewer for Tuscany Press at Catholic Fiction dot Net, and a columnist for the ISFHWE (International Society of Family History Writers and Editors) quarterly newsletter “Columns” where she pens “A Storied Past.”  Currently she is working on a novel length nonfiction book about small town life in the Midwest, and maybe a little more stuff that should be written down!

Contact me at: Kassie@WritingWithMom.com


And yep, I won in 2014. I killed it. Fifty thousand words, 25 days, lots of time left to roast that dang ol Turkey, pretty BA 🙂

My work also appears in:

SCN Online Journal

Sounds and Words Quarterly Literary and Arts

True Words

The Story Circle Network Annual Anthology 2014

Catholic Attachment Parenting Corner : the Online Magazine

Guest Blogger for PressBooks on Writing the Book on Your Family History

Flying Island Literary Journal

The Writer’s Workshop Review Lit Journal

Look for my book “Boone County” from Arcadia Publishing, order on Amazon or by clicking the image to the left you can order custom signed copies of any of my books securely using PayPal. Discounts available (mix-or-match option) on multiple copies.

From publisher Knocking River Press–“The State of Boone” is the storybook companion to “Boone County.” This one is filled with legends, lore and lists useful to family historians with intrests in the area or those wishing to learn more about where they live. The State of Boone is available in paper or ebook  on Amazon or here on my website by clicking on the book’s cover image at left

Coming Fall 2019 a new local history suite of books on Historic Meridian Street in Indianapolis will debut. Look for books featuring old photos, current-day pictorials, and loads of stories about the amazing folks who shaped our world and called this beautiful stretch of about 10 city blocks home.

My novel “The Mercedes Lady Project” is in revisions and edits–look for it in stores in 2019. It’s fiction, funny, and very much “Mom-Centric.” If that’s a “thing”

My photography appears in:

1:1000 Journal


“One Day in May” from Indiana University Press


You can follow along as I chronicle the writing of my local histories. Click the page tabs to see what’s new!