Cathy Lynn Powell has written a variety of children’s stories and articles. A graduate of The Institute of Children’s Literature, her work has appeared in Cricket Magazine, on SIRS Discoverer and in testing programs for the State of South Carolina Department of Education. Born in Independence, Missouri, the second of four children, her mother, Nadine Stark was an avid reader and played a vital role in Cathy’s interest of writing. She, her husband Bill and children Andrew and Shannon lived in various locations of Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Louisiana. The couple also resided in Fincastle, Virginia. The author is currently at work on her next novel at their home in Central Missouri, near the Lake of the Ozarks.