Kathleen Mulhall Haberland is a published author of poetry, short stories, and magazine articles, one of which entitled "Meeting Jane Marie" won Best Essay for 2004 from the Catholic Press Association. Her memoir entitled "Lost in the Crowd: Memoir of the first Baby Boomer" was published in 2010. This present book of fiction, sprinkled with the history of Norristown and the United States, entitled "The Norristown Chronicles: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times" represents her latest work.
Ms. Haberland and her eight siblings represent the third generation of Norristonians in her family. Her grandfather owned grocery stores in town. Her love for her hometown and her fascination with ordinary people during historic times led her to write these twenty-four stories where the well-known figures walk around in the background and the ordinary citizens up front. In many stories, the minor character in one becomes a major character in the next and vice versa.
Ms. Haberland still lives in Norristown with her husband, Tom. Together they have three children, eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.