Kathy Scanlon Opie was born in Boston, Ma. She earned an B.S. in Psychology at Georgetown University and moved to the Seattle area with her husband Paul where she received her M.Ed. in Educational Psychology at UW. She is now working on her Masters in Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University in Seattle. Kathy is the mother of three grown children Jennifer 27, Patrick 23, and Conner 21. Conner is a bone cancer survivor. Kathy and Paul have been married for 28 years and have 2 dogs and 1 cat and enjoy biking and hiking. Kathy has been published in the Northwest Sarcoma Foundation Newsletter, the Go4theGoal Pediatric Cancer Foundation Newsletter, Northwest Cable News, Secret Histories, and A Little Red Wagon Full Of Hope: Tips And Inspiration From A Loving Caregiver. 100% of the profits of the book sales will go to cancer research and to help caregivers. Kathy also blogs about her passions of writing, friendships, cooking and cancer awareness.