Kathy was born in Ft Bragg, NC in 1949. Her parents met and married at the end of WWII in Austria. Her father was an Army Captain, her mother an Army nurse. She enjoyed the childhood of the traveling “Army Brat” that enriched her life and widened her horizons.
Her early careers included an unsuccessful stint as a jockey followed by a little more productive, race horse training business. She then spent nearly 22 years in the convenience store business, starting out as a third shift clerk working her way up to a District Manager position at Flash Foods, responsible for running one third of the company. During this time, as a single mother, she helped to send her three children to college. Inspired by her children and parents she completed her own BA degree in International Studies with a minor in Spanish at Georgia Southern University after fourteen years of night classes. During her last year at Georgia Southern she wrote her first book, Dear Dad.
Writing had always been a part of her life that she wanted to pursue. During high school she had been the editor of her high school paper. Upon her retirement from Flash Foods in 2014 she relocated to Blue Ridge, GA to be close to her children and grandchildren. Here she has engaged in many volunteer opportunities that included becoming the newsletter editor for the Benton MacKaye Trail Association. She also participates as a volunteer at the Blue Ridge Community Theater and is a Friend of the Fannin County Library as well as a member of the Blue Ridge Poets and Writers Group.
Some of her favorite things include running, triathlons, hiking, anything Star Wars or Lord of the Rings, Stephen Colbert, animals, Jeopardy, history, travel, reading and the Atlanta Falcons.