Award winning author, Kathryn was originally a painter in oils but quickly changed to accounting and international finance after she discovered the artistic path leads to a starving artist existence. To cement her ability to earn a living, she attended the University of New Mexico. After becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), she worked for a multinational corporation, Johnson and Johnson, where she traveled extensively for two decades.

After jetting to over 90 countries, her travels gave her the opportunity to fulfill another passion – writing fiction. Now she writes stories and novels inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive.

In addition to the numerous awards her books have won, Kathryn was recognized by the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance with a Montie Award for her support of the arts. In addition, she has received two Paul Harris awards from the Rotary Club of The Woodlands, Texas, for her volunteer work in the community. Kathryn is a board member of the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. She and her husband, Bob Hurt, split their time between Texas and the mountains of northern New Mexico.

When not writing, Kathryn pursues her love of travel to distant parts of the world, where she continues to draw inspiration for writing. Kathryn loves the arts and she also enjoys cooking and hiking.
Organizations Kathryn belongs to include Mystery Writers of America (Houston Chapter), Sisters in Crime, Writers’ League of Texas and Association of Writers and Writing Programs.