Kathrine Palmer Peterson (1956–2006) was an American author of Christian-inspired grief books. Her writing was featured in many national magazines and newspapers.
Born in Concord, New Hampshire, Peterson attended Berkshire Christian College and the University of Maine and worked at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard for 18 years.
Peterson published seven books and workbooks. Her most popular tome, Healing Stories of Grief and Faith, From Denial and Despair to Comfort and Peace, was used as a textbook at a Jesuit college. She also made a Christian-inspired grief video titled After the Tears, A Gentle Guide to Help Children Understand Death.
After the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and the September 11 tragedies, Peterson gave her grief books and periodicals to the churches of the astronauts and survivors. Cheryl McGuinness, widow of Tom McGuinness (First Officer on American Airlines Flight 11) affirmed, “I know firsthand how important faith is in a time of need. Kathy’s book helped me realize this during my grief.”