Katherine grew up in Peterborough, ON. She has a BA in Hons English from Trent University, in Peterborough and a BED from Queens University, in Kingston, ON. She has taken a course in writing for children from the Institute of Children’s Literature and is now taking an advanced course from the Institute. She has lived the last 18 years in Sackville, New Brunswick and has four children all grown up. She and her husband are planning to retire back to Peterborough when he retires from Mt Alison University in the next few years. Katherine has always wanted to pursue writing more seriously and started taking courses a couple of years ago.