Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock with dog
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock with dog

Time Period

1940 to Today

Subject Categories

Arts, Sports, Writers

Notable Facts

Well known children's author who grew up in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. First book was "The Canada Geese Quilt." "As Long as There Are Mountains" was selected as the 2006 Vermont Reads book by the Vermont Humanities Council.

Personal Information

Date of Birth


Primary Residence




Historical Significance

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock grew up on a dairy farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. When she married her husband, Tom Warnock, they built a new house on the land she grew up on. After graduating from Johnson State College in 1978 with majors in art and athletic training, she decided to pursue writing children's books. Her first published book was called "The Canada Geese Quilt," which was a biographical story about her grandmother. Since then she has published the following: "As Long As There Are Mountains," "The Night The Bells Rang," "In the Language of Loons," "Sweet Memories Still," "If Wishes Were Horses," "Lumber Camp Library," "A Doctor Like Papa," "Gifts from the Sea," "A Farm of Her Own," "The Bear That Heard Crying," "Nora's Ark," "A Christmas Like Helen's," "From Dawn till Dusk," "The Fiddler of the Northern Lights," "The Summer of Stanley," "On a Starry Night," "Wilderness Cat," "When Spring Comes," and "The Wild Horses of Sweetbriar." Kinsey-Warnock considers herself an athlete, naturalist, artist, and writer. She has rescued numerous pets, including dogs, cats, and horses and enjoys playing the bagpipes. Today, she continues to write books along with studying her family's genealogy and visiting schools throughout Vermont.

Organizations or Movements

  • Catamount Pipe Band


  • Author of children's books
  • Elderhostel Director and cross-country ski instructor at the Craftsbury Sports Center


  • Johnson State College, Johnson, Vermont (1978)

Additional Information (Bibliography)

  • About Natalie Kinsey-Warnock Link

  • Natalie Kinsey-Warnock's Official Site Link

Additional Images

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock with one of her dogs
Natalie Kinsey-Warnock with one of her dogs