|During her senior year at Coral Gables High School, Katherine became a regional semi-finalist in the Westinghouse Science Talent Search. This helped her win a four-year science scholarship to the University of Miami where she graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. Her interest in science led her to medical school, at University of Miami, but after a year she decided she preferred writing.|
She completed her second two novels, Deryni Checkmate and High Deryni, while completing her MA in medieval English history at UCLA and writing instructional materials for the Los Angeles Police Department.
In 1983, Katherine married Scott MacMillan.
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