As an intrepid world traveler and mother, Kathy Borrus draws inspiration from far-flung cultures as well as those close to home. She is the author of the books, Notre Dame de Paris: A Celebration of the Cathedral, Stubby: Inspired by the True Story of An American Hero in WWI, Five Hundred Buildings of Paris, One Thousand Buildings of Paris, and The Fearless Shopper, co-author of The Business of Crafts and contributor to Fits, Starts, & Matters of the Heart. A freelance writer, she specializes in art, travel, culture, shopping, and architecture. Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Washington Flyer, Art Business News, Bethesda Magazine, and FranceGuide among others. She lives in Washington, DC.
As former Buyer and Merchandise Manager for the Smithsonian Institution Museum Shops, Kathy shopped the world in search of unique crafts, jewelry, textiles and other cultural treasures.
Co-owner of Retail-Details LLC, she now consults with museum stores and non profit organizations, working on merchandising and micro-enterprise development.
When not traipsing the world in search of good buys and ethnic crafts, Kathy can be found on the tennis courts, in art galleries, on the ski slopes, or engrossed in a novel.