Sally D. Ketchum is an author, journalist, poet and book reviewer. The Michigan native also writes fiction and verse for children. A lover of nature and champion of the environment, Ketchum lives on the shores of Lake Michigan in the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan (Hemingway and Harrison territory). In one way or another, her work is apt to deal with human nature, food, gardening, and animals.
Optimism pervades her work, and food appears in much of it as her subject or as a motif. "In the Kitchen," one of three columns she writes regularly, has run in the Traverse City Record-Eagle for over ten years. Her work is known for intelligence, gentle humor and, at times, light satire.
Ketchum has seven books in various stages, published, finished, and in proposal stages, including short story collections, non-fiction self-help, middle reader fiction, memoir, picture books, and a humorous diet book---with tips and characters.“Ketchum writes a pun-of-a-kind prose that leaves her writing as entertaining as it is informative." --John McGran, Editor-in-chief, Diet.com