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Kathi Goldmark

Chronicle Books will soon publish a paperback edition of Kathi's first novel, And My Shoes Keep Walking Back to You. Read exerpts and download songs from the book at the Chronicle Books website. In addition, Kathi is now producing Sedge Thomson's West Coast Live. Check out the weekly schedule and guests at www.wcl.org.

Kathi has produced and performs in several "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Records releases: "Decca & the Dectones," "There is a Moral to It All," "Potty Animal,"the "Lit-Rock Sampler #1," and the "Stranger Than Fiction" double CD. She also started the Rock Bottom Remainders. You can see her performing around the San Francisco Bay Area with her current band, Train Wreck.

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Perhaps best known in the publishing world for founding and performing with the all-author rock band the Rock Bottom Remainders, Kathi Kamen Goldmark is co-author of MID-LIFE CONFIDENTIAL (Viking/Signet, 1994) by and about the Rock Bottom Remainders, and THE GREAT ROCK & ROLL JOKE BOOK (St. Martin's Press, 1997) with Dave Marsh. Her first novel, AND MY SHOES KEEP WALKING BACK TO YOU, was published by Chronicle Books in September 2002.

As president and janitor of "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Records, Kathi has written and produced dozens of original songs, one of which was included in Stephen King's miniseries "The Stand." She performs regularly with her country-rock band Train Wreck. She started "Don't Quit Your Day Job" Records in 1995 with the recording of her friend Jessica Mitford's incomparable version of "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."

"Don't Quit Your Day Job" Records' 1998 release, STRANGER THAN FICTION! includes music performed by forty writers willing to sing their favorite songs for a good cause the PEN Writers Special Fund. Two spoken word releases feature Amy Tan and Maya Angelou. A children's CD, POTTY ANIMAL, features eight funny songs about potty training, appealing to a market that will never dry up.

A former teacher with a Master of Arts degree in Drama and Education, Kathi has worked as a family planning educator (producing The Rock Project, a national radio campaign in which music stars recorded public service announcements urging teenagers to "think about having a child before you make a baby"), media consultant to the government of Mexico, paid professional hippie, retail clerk, book publicist, media escort, and very bad waitress.

She likes to think she is ready for anything.

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