Connecticut native, Kathryn Sherry, resides in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte is her first book. While the main character's moniker is influenced by the city she considers home, the character of Charlotte is inspired by Kathryn's childhood love of books and memories of her father reading her favorite stories two, sometimes three, times every night. Despite the oversized bows her mother would perch on her head as a child, Kathryn managed to peer out and read, taking that passion to Lynchburg College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing. Her passion for children's literature and writing led to working in publishing in New York and later a return to school to obtain a Masters in Elementary Education. Now in her eighth year of teaching, Kathryn nurtures her kindergarten students' imagination and love of reading every day.