Kathryn Heaney was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario. She taught for many years, and had two wonderful daughters who were the inspiration for the Anandrian series. Most of her characters are based on family names, and it is interesting how the meanings of the names helped to shape the story. The artwork on the covers of all my novels is done by my daughter, Laura Heaney, who is the heroine in the first novel, Destiny Calls.
Kathryn has retired form teaching and works part-time at the library. She lives with her dog Daisy - who is a dragon in her third book — and is looking forward to the time when she will be completely retired (as opposed to semi-retired) and writing more novels about Anandria.