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Cathy Travis worked on Capitol Hill for 25 years as a communications director, senior advisor and political consultant for various Members of Congress until her early retirement. A native of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Travis graduated from Arkansas State University and resides in Washington, D.C.

Her first book, the award-winning Constitution Translated for Kids, continues to be hailed by partisans in all major political parties as an even-handed, non-ideological rendition of the founding U.S. document.

Travis herself has been a registered Independent for over a decade.

Since 2008, she has been writing books full time, publishing:  Target Sitting (nonfiction), Remember Who You Are (novel), Elected (novel),  Reunion (novel), Remarkable Journey (nonfiction/biography) and Manifesto: Staffing Capitol Hill (nonfiction).

Most recently, she has been publishing children’s books (Life in the Fridge, Who Lives at the Zoo?, Road to Bethlehem, and – coming soon – Where Will You Throw Your Stone?).

In 2015, she wrote a screenplay based on her novel, Reunion; and in 2016, she wrote a short story (Choices) playing out a presidential race with three major candidates on the ballot, with an unresolved election and its constitutional twist.


Profiles about Cathy

“Living Aloud on Capitol Hill,” Roll Call
“Novel Plan,” Congress Daily
“Constitution 101,” Jonesboro Occasions
“Pint-sized campaigner becomes Constitution advocate,”
   Scripps Howard News Service

“We, the children,” Voices Magazine