From Kathryn's Website Kathryn's love for a good story began in childhood when her father would make up bedtime tales about the adventures of a flying horse. Then, in her early teens, her mother gave her the book, Ramona, by Helen Hunt Jackson, a historical novel set in southern California, and she became a fan of historicals. The addition of adventure, romance, and mystery made history come alive. It was the perfect blend of storytelling with substance.
Her dreams of becoming a published writer took root when she entered a national magazine contest and placed with her short story. Since then she has had non-fiction articles published in the field of nursing and writing along with several fiction contest finals.
When she sent The Light Keeper, her first completed full-length manuscript, to the 2005 Golden Heart Contest. It finalled in the short historical category and was picked up by Harlequin Historicals.
Kathryn helps judge several contests, including the Golden Heart. She is active in her local writing chapter, WisRWA, and is a member of Hearts through History, an online historical chapter of Romance Writers of America.
In her spare time she loves watching movies, collecting carousels and playing the piano. (Oh yes--and listening to Toby Keith CDs!)
Her passions include her faith, family, friends, and traveling with her husband. Her extended family is "extended" across the entire United States and visiting with them and learning the history of their locale is a source of inspiration for her writing.