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April 7, 2016


Yippie! I'm thrilled to be honored by Indepent Publisher's IPPY Awards with a national Gold Medal in their Coming of Age/Family Legacy/Travel Memoir category.


The IPPY Awards were launched in 1996 and are conducted each year to honor the year's best independently published books. This year's contest drew nearly 5000 entries.




February 18, 2016

KPTV's Stephanie Kralevich announces the 100 Book Club Challenge on More Good Morning Oregon!




Family Circle Holiday Gift Guide

December 1, 2015

Thank you Family Circle - Australia for giving Love in the Elephant Tent a shout out in your December gift guide!



"Brave and heartfelt, this book is an inspiration ifyou're looking for a push to take your own walk on the wild side. Lot's of fun!"



Good Day Oregon Feature Story

September 8, 2015

Stephanie Kralevich interviews Kathleen for More Good Day Oregon!



ALA Booklist Spotlight:

September 1, 2015


Top 10 Sports Books: 2015, by Bill Ott


Wait -- Sports? Riding an ostrich is a sport? Or was it swimming with sharks? Read on to find out!


FEATURE:  This year’s sports top 10 turns a blind eye on major sports, focusing instead on less-heralded athletic and recreational endeavors, from bowling to the circus to Monopoly. (Well, there is one basketball book, but it’s about a really bad team.) The titles selected were reviewed in Booklist from September 1, 2014, through August 2015.


"Cremonesi’s memoir will captivate readers as she embarks on this unexpected adventure. But there is also much here to think about as she reveals the sobering reality of circus life: the mistreatment of animals and workers."


KMUZ Community Radio Interview

July 20, 2015

Interview with David Lay, Salem, OR.



My Weekly Magazine Article, UK

July 4, 2015

Interviewed by Douglas McPherson:


Kathleen’s backpacking tour led her to
a stint in the circus… and her soulmate...


KATU AM Northwest

June 11, 2015

First LIVE TV Interview on KATU AM Northwest!



Jungle Red Writers: Hallie Ephron Interviews Kathleen

April 2, 2015

The amazing Hallie Ephron interviews Kathleen on life and love for her shared blog, Jungle Red Writers:


HALLIE EPHRON: An Italian circus offers a footloose American her very own pair of ruby stilettos. She dons a rhinestone bikini, becomes an ostrich-riding, shark-taming showgirl, falls for the handsome elephant keeper, Stefano, and lives to tell the tale!

No, it’s not fiction. This is a MEMOIR! And the beauteous adventurer who lived it, Kathleen Cremonesi, is with us today on Jungle Red...



Sneak Preview!

March 17, 2015

"Look Inside" available on -- includes pictures.



Eugene Register Guard Interview

March 15, 2015

"Former Circus Performer Writes Memoir, Defends Elephants"


RG Front Page, Sunday March 15, 2015


Reporter Mark Baker's Living Here article detailing ex-circus workers' response to Ringling Brother's announcement to phase elephants out of their traveling shows by 2018.



Book Release Date

Feb 15, 2015

Official hardcover Publication Date for Love in the Elephant Tent is May 12, 2015.  Pre-Order on today!



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