Kathleen Duhamel wrote and illustrated her first short story at the age of eight, and has never stopped writing.

Her love of the written word continued throughout her varied career as a newspaper journalist and editor, public relations executive, freelance travel writer and owner/operator of two small businesses.

A native of Texas, she spent most of her adult life in Colorado before relocating to Virginia last year, where she lives with her husband, step-daughter and a house full of animals.

She is a lifelong devotee of rock and soul music, contemporary art and pop culture.