“The Cross of Barrenness” – Katie speaks at the Infertility Ethics Symposium on November 7, 2015
“March for Life” on KFUO’s World Lutheran News Digest – Andy Bates interviews Katie on January 30, 2016
“Christian Fiction” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on November 13, 2015
“An Infertile Couple’s Perspective on the Planned Parenthood Videos” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on August 13, 2015
“House of Living Stones“ on KFUO’s Book Talk – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on October 17, 2014
“Barrenness, Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo Testing” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on June 11, 2014.
“Infertility Ethics Symposium” on KFUO’s His Time – Andy Bates interviews Katie and Dr. Jeff Gibbs on June 10, 2014.
“Infertility and God’s Will” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie, Pastor Schuermann, and Kristi Leckband on April 14, 2014
“Pew Sisters” on KFUO’s Book Talk – Rod Zwonitzer interviews Katie on January 24, 2014
“He Remembers the Barren” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates interviews Katie on December 10, 2013
“A Pastoral Concern for Mother’s Day” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Rev. Michael Schuermann and Katie on May 10, 2013
“He Remembers the Barren” on New Life Radio 91.9 – Eric and Erica of the Eric and Erica show interview Katie on May 9, 2012
“Children Are a Gift from God” on iChooselife Radio Magazine – Cathie Humbarger interviews Kristen Gregory and Katie on April 14, 2012
“He Remembers the Barren” on Family Shield – Kay Meyer interviews Katie on November 18, 2011
“He Remembers the Barren” on KFUO’s Studio A – Roland Lettner interviews Rebecca Mayes and Katie on September 7, 2011
“Barrenness” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Rev. Michael Schuermann and Katie on August 31, 2011
“Barrenness” on Issues, Etc. – Todd Wilken interviews Katie on June 24, 2011
Pew Sisters: A Great Resouce for Groups or Private Study on Sister, Daughter, Mother, Wife by Rachel Kovaciny
“Summer Readin’ – Fiction Fun” on Marie MacNary
Strasburg natives help carry banner at March for Life event at Mattoon Journal Gazette
5-Star Review of The Choir Immortal on Rhonda’s Doings!
New Release – The Choir Immortal at Baker Book House
Book Review of The Choir Immortal on Lucy and the Lion
A Book Review on Paper Chemistry
Book Review: The Choir Immortal on kleckmusic
Book Review: House of Living Stones on Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
“Three things I learned this weekend” on Minority Opinions
House of Living Stones Review on Through Clouded Glass
“House of Living Stones: Book Review and Giveaway” on Pure Creative Joy
“Lutheran Heritage Comes Alive in Novel” in Northern Light by Alicia Rolland
“Book Review: House of Living Stones“ on kleckmusic
“Review of House of Living Stones“ on Rhonda’s Doings
“Book Review: House of Living Stones“ on Richard P. Shields’ Believe, Teach, and Confess
“Liver Aerobics” on Becky’s Book Addiction
House of Living Stones on Daring Lutheran by Rev. Michael Schuermann
Book Review: Pew Sisters by Kristi Leckband
Book, Recommended: Pew Sisters on Concordian Sisters of Perpetual Parturition by Rebekah Curtis
Katie Schuermann, baby smoocher on Let It Stet by Adriane A. Heins
True Sisterhood is Pew Sisterhood by Rebecca Mayes
Do You Lean on Your Sisters in Christ? by Concordia Publishing House
Book Recommended on The Darkness Deepens
Emmanuel Press Book Review: He Remembers the Barren by Rev. Tony Oliphant
HIS VOICE Book Review (Page 6) for March 2012 by John T. Pless
LHP Quarterly Book Review by Rev. Paul J. Cain
He Remembers the Barren on Let It Stet by Adriane A. Heins
Unthinkable Molly Brown on Concordian Sisters of Perpetual Parturition by Rebekah Curtis
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
2015 CPH Readers’ Choice Award for Adult Spirituality Book (The Choir Immortal)
Finalist for a 2015 Christy Award – First Novel (House of Living Stones)
Nominated for a 2015 Christian Retailing’s Best Award in General Fiction (House of Living Stones)
Finalist for KFUO Radio‘s “BookTalk Book of 2014” (House of Living Stones)
Issues, Etc. Blog of the Week (Jeff’s pick) for Friday, July 22, 2011
Author Katie Schuermann lives in Sherman, IL, with her husband of fifteen years, the Rev. Michael Schuermann. She began her writing career in Mrs. Kaufman’s fourth grade elementary class, self-publishing poetry in a treasured yellow, teal, and hot-pink spiral-bound notebook. She has since upgraded her trusty notebook to a Mac computer on which she pounds out articles for publications such as The Lutheran Witness, Lutherans Engage the World, Reporter, Higher Things Magazine, Lutheran Woman’s Quarterly, and The Federalist.
Schuermann’s nonfiction books, He Remembers the Barren (LL 2011; 2nd ed, EP, 2017) and Pew Sisters (CPH 2013), address the topics of suffering and the theology of the cross for the benefit of her sisters in Christ. Schuermann’s acclaimed Anthems of Zion fiction books, House of Living Stones (CPH, 2014), The Choir Immortal (CPH, 2015), and The Harvest Raise (CPH, 2017), tell the story of Emily Duke, a choir director from the big city who moves to a small town in Illinois to direct the local church choir.
Schuermann was awarded the Sabre of Boldness from Gottesdienst Journal in 2013 for her advocacy for the rights of embryonic children on the blog, HeRemembersTheBarren.com, as well as an Award of Merit from the Associated Church Press for her journalistic work on the feature article, “A Light in the Darkness,” in the September/October 2013 issue of Lutherans Engage the World, and her debut novel, House of Living Stones, was a 2015 Christy Award finalist under the category of First Novel.
Author Katie Schuermann‘s “earthy and joyful” voice is as refreshing and invigorating as the Midwestern sunshine in which she was raised. Writing in vignettes which so perfectly suit the charm of small-town life, Schuermann’s words call to mind the warmth and realism of Montgomery’s Avonlea and Herriot’s Yorkshire countryside.
Always leaning toward the arts, Schuermann earned graduate degrees in music. Her professional experiences are as varied and eclectic as any writer’s, ranging from walking beans to singing with a Baroque orchestra to directing children’s musical theater camps. No doubt, Schuermann’s cornfield roots and curriculum vitae factor heavily in her writing, but it is her confession of faith in the Triune God that readers have come to expect and trust in her prose.
Author Katie Schuermann is a baptized child of God, pastor’s wife, godmother, daughter, sister, aunt, first soprano, tree climber, bread baker, raspberry picker, herb gardener, and daydreamer. She also is the author of He Remembers the Barren (LL, 2011; 2nd ed, EP, 2017), Pew Sisters (CPH 2013), House of Living Stones (CPH, 2014), The Choir Immortal (CPH, 2015), and The Harvest Raise (CPH, 2017).