“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 heart-centered journey of transformation she’s been on. To date, she’s released four full-length Kathryn Cloward albums and three Kathryn the Grape® albums. With 28 published titles, her multi-award-winning Kathryn the Grape series’ of books provide children with mindful self-help tools in positively engaging ways. Kathryn is staged to release more books and music for people of all ages in 2021. She wrapped up 2020 with her fiercely loving single She Roared, and started off the new year with a magical new single, Magic Between Me and You

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 “Have Hope” album (releasing 3/18/2021), Kathryn is helping to amplify the light of awareness on needs of the rare disease community to help improve and 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 spring 2021, a memoir Kathryn has been writing for 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. Father Joe’s life stories — from his boyhood in the Bronx to building Father Joe’s Villages in downtown San Diego and beyond — are heartwarming and compelling.


“Magic Between Me and You”

Kathryn Cloward Magic Between Me and You

“Sparks flew. That first moment I knew.”


Kathryn Cloward

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


“Kathryn is a true inspiration and musical healer with her uplifting, positive and original songwriting.”

Dana Plant / Backstage360 Magazine

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

Self-Help is Fun! 

Kathryn the Grape’s award-winning books and songs help children have tools for understanding and expressing their feelings. Engaging messages of love, compassion, and unity are shared in simple ways for people of all ages to enjoy together.

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’s purple outfit is a replica of an outfit Kathryn wore as a young girl that was purchased by her mom at the Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store while working as Father Joe’s secretary. Everything connects! 

Michelle Hopkins HAVE HOPE Album Cover 1000

Have Hope for a Cure

Michelle Hopkins is a vibrant, determined, and smart teenager. She was born with MPS, a rare incurable disease. Michelle is passionate about singing and speaking up to raise awareness for rare disease. Michelle’s “Have Hope” album, which Kathryn produced and wrote with her, releases on 3/18/2021. The first single is out now! Watch the video below. 


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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