Kathi Kresol, Historian & Writer
Kathi Kresol has been researching Rockford’s history for many years, and she loves sharing the stories she collects during her research.
Kathi is a member of the Rockford Historical Society and has worked at the Rockford Public Library for years.
In addition to her writing, Kathi’s presentations on Rockford’s history are very popular.
Need a speaker at an upcoming event?
Kathi is available to speak to your class, group or organization. She can talk about interesting people and events from Rockford’s history; or she can reveal some of the dark secrets from Rockford’s more mysterious past.
Read Kathi’s Original Non-Fiction Stories
Kathi is a prolific writer and you can find her non-fiction stories online and in print.
Kathi regularly publishes new stories on her website hauntedrockford.com.
She also writes a regular column “Voices from the Grave”, for The Rock River Times.
You can read a selection of her previously published articles on our Articles page, click here.
Kathi’s 2015 book “Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois” is available in bookstores throughout Rockford, as well as from our shop on this website.
Now available, “Haunted Rockford, Illinois”, Kathi’s newest book, and companion volume to 2015’s “Murder and Mayhem in Rockford, Illinois.” See the online Bookshop on this site.
Additionally, Kathi’s stories appear frequently in compilations featuring local Rockford writers. See our shop on this website for those books.