|Katherine Allred was born in Arkansas and spent her formative years there learning to love books at her grandfather's knee. When she was 5, her mother remarried and moved the family to Michigan, where they stayed for the next 10 years. When Allred was 15, the entire family moved back to Arkansas, and she's been there ever since, except for brief stints in other countries and states while her husband was in the army.|
After receiving a BS in journalism from Arkansas State University, Allred began her writing in earnest. To date, she's had seven books published, with number eight being released in April 2009 and number nine just completed.
A member of Romance Writers of America, Allred has achieved many awards for her novels, including the 2006 EPPIE award, winning the PASIC Book of Your Heart contest in 2002, and having a novel named Best Book of the Year by Romance Reviews Today in 2005. She currently writes for Eos, the science fiction imprint of HarperCollins Publishing.