Kathleen Steed was born on September 12, 1953. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland with a B.S. Degree in Medical Technology. She worked in various laboratories for twenty-nine years then changed jobs from working in laboratories to regulating laboratories. She is a member of the United Methodist Church and was a Lay Speaker from 2007 to 2013. She lives in Maryland with her husband and a Jack Russell Terrier named Spanky. She has two grown daughters that live near her. You can reach her at: KSteed6302@Comcast.net if you want to be on her mailing list or if you just want to chat about the book you’ve read.