“It only takes one of us for a movement to begin. A ripple effect starts from within.”

Ripple Love by Kathryn Cloward

Meet Kathryn Cloward

Kathryn Cloward is an award-winning prolific author and singer/songwriter. Through her music, she brings forth a fresh perspective of lyrical storytelling, with relatable lyrics, soulful melodies, and engaging musical arrangements. Her multi-genre songs reveal the introspective and passionate woman she is, and the journey of transformation she’s been on. To date, she has released six full-length albums — four Kathryn Cloward and two Kathryn the Grape® — and 28 Kathryn the Grape books. She is staged to release more books and music in 2021.

Kathryn has spent the past few years writing and producing for other people, including Michelle Hopkins, a teenage singer/songwriter who is living with a rare, incurable disease. Through Michelle’s debut “Have Hope” album, Kathryn is helping to amplify the light of awareness on needs of the rare disease community to help save lives. Throughout her career, Kathryn has consistently channeled her energy into helping others, including writing and producing impact songs for charities and causes that support children braving cancer, rare disease awareness, and refugee youth programs.

In 2021, a memoir Kathryn has been writing for and with Father Joe Carroll will be released. Father Joe is a humble San Diego hero who has helped countless people experiencing homelessness have opportunities for housing and compassionate empowerment — and his story is heartwarming and compelling.


Kathryn Cloward

“We all have a choice in every moment we breathe. Let’s choose to ripple love. Let peace be our energy.”


Kathryn Cloward Music

Kathryn the Grape Music

Kathryn Cloward is Kathryn the Grape.

Kathryn the Grape Award-Winning Books and Songs by Kathryn Cloward
As a child, Kathryn loved wearing her favorite purple sweatsuit — an outfit her mom purchased from the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store. At age 11, Kathryn’s softball coach Mr. Pierozzi nicknamed her “Kathryn the Grape” because she wore purple all the time.
Decades later, Kathryn was creatively channeled to manifest an independent media series focused on helping children have tools for understanding and expressing their feelings. Kathryn the Grape® shares messages of love and unity through books, songs, videos, and shows — all while wearing her favorite purple outfit.
Kathryn Cloward is Kathryn the Grape.

“Kathryn the Grape is a 21st century Mr. Rogers. Her fictional book series is self-help for kids.”

— Courtney Daly-Pavone, Macaroni Kids
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Self-Help Books for Kids

Kathryn the Grape’s award-winning books tackle important life subjects in ways children are able to understand while providing practical social emotional well-being tools in creative ways.

Kathryn Cloward writing Father Joe's Life Story


Only through divine synchronicity could a story come full circle when Kathryn was asked by San Diego’s humble hero, Father Joe, to write a book for him. Kathryn is an award-winning author by way of her Kathryn the Grape series. The character concept was originated by her mom, who purchased the purple outfit she wears while working as Father Joe’s secretary at Saint Vincent de Paul. Everything connects! 

Michelle Hopkins HAVE HOPE Album Cover 1000

Have Hope for a Cure

Michelle Hopkins is a vibrant, determined, creative, and smart teenager. She was born with MPS, a rare incurable disease. Michelle is passionate about singing and determined to raise awareness to cure all rare diseases. In 2021, Michelle’s “Have Hope” album, which Kathryn produced and wrote with her, will debut. You want to know this inspiring young lady!


Kathryn Cloward in Sedona

Writing Process

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to read through my website so far. I am a woman in process. Writing is one of the ways I process life and express myself. Sometimes words channel through as songs and books, and other times as poetry and blog entries. Perhaps my blog will resonate with you. I invite you to process along with me.

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