Kathy DeMarco Van Cleve

Senior Lecturer in Cinema & Media Studies

Kathleen DeMarco Van Cleve is a novelist, screenwriter, film producer and teacher. Her most recent work is the Young Readers adaptation of the 2017 National Book finalist Never Caught: The Washingtons’ Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge by Erica Armstrong Dunbar for Aladdin Books / Simon & Schuster, due to be published in 2019. She is also working on a film adaptation of the Wesley Stace novel Charles Jessold: Considered as a Murderer and her own young adult book series, Hurricane Ike. Her previous novels are Drizzle, Cranberry Queen and The Difference Between You and Me. She worked in the film business for many years and graduated from Penn with a dual degree from the Wharton School & the College.