Katrina Kittle is the author of five novels — Traveling Light; Two Truths and a Lie; The Kindness of Strangers; The Blessings of the Animals; and Reasons to Be Happy. The Kindness of Strangers won the 2006 Great Lakes Book Award for Fiction. Katrina teaches creative writing workshops from third graders to retirement communities, focusing on craft and motivation (and is especially good at jumpstarting stalled writers). She teaches in the Dayton-Cincinnati area through Word’s Worth Writing Center, offers manuscript consultations and is a public speaker. She lives near Dayton, Ohio, with her wonderful fella, and their sweet beagle and odd cat; has a thing for goats, gardening and going barefoot; and is totally addicted to coffee, pedicures and movies.