Kathryn Hinds grew up near Rochester, NY, then moved to New York City to attend Barnard College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She now lives in the beautiful mountains of north Georgia, but migrates back to the southern shore of Lake Ontario nearly every summer. Although Kathryn has held a variety of jobs-waitress, administrative assistant, early childhood educator, research assistant, editorial assistant, French and Latin tutor, library information specialist-writing has been her constant occupation. Her published works include poetry, short stories, a coauthored book on Celtic mythology, and more than fifty nonfiction books for children and young adults. Kathryn has also worked as a freelance editor since 1991 and an English instructor at the University of North Georgia since 2011, and she sometimes moonlights as a belly dancer. Her main job, however-according to certain members of her household-is to ensure that cat food is available on demand.