As a writer, Kay used writing to help her navigate a tumultuous childhood, followed by a decade of abuse as an adult. After working her way through the hard years, Kay emerged a survivor and a pursuer of peace—and finally found the courage to share her stories. She is the author of novels published by Lake Union Publishing and under her own label. Kay writes women’s fiction and historical fiction, and her books have fueled many exciting book club discussions, and sold more than a million copies around the world.
Kay’s work has been featured in Women’s World, Adoption Today Magazine, Southern Writer’s Magazine, Shanghaiist, Suzhou Sojourner, Historical Novels Society, Anderson Today, and Bedside Reading. Her books have been recommended on LitChat, BookRiot, Midwest Review, Inside Historical Fiction, Blogcritics, The Shawangunk Journal, and Between the Lines (Atlanta, NPR). Her works have been translated into German, Korean, Chinese, Hungarian, Czech, and Estonian.
As a rescuer, Kay currently focuses her efforts on animal rescue and is the Director of Advocacy for Yorkie Rescue of the Carolinas. As a child advocate, she spent a number of years volunteering in a Chinese orphanage, as well as provided assistance for several nonprofit organizations that support children in China, including An Orphan’s Wish (AOW), Pearl River Outreach, and Love Without Boundaries. In the USA, she actively served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children in Georgia, and spear-headed numerous outreach programs for underprivileged children in the South Carolina area.
As a wanderer, Kay has lived in more than four dozen different homes, on two continents, and in towns and states from coast to coast in the USA. She’s traveled to Mexico, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Philippines, Central America, Bahamas, and Australia. Currently she and her soulmate of more than 25 years enjoy life in their forever home on the banks of Lake Hartwell in Georgia, USA.
Kay has been described as southern, spicy, and a little sassy. Social media forces her to overshare and you don’t want to miss some of the antics that goes on with her and the Bratt Pack. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and then buckle up and enjoy the ride.