Katherine Madden graduated in 1999 with a BA in English Literature and Languages from the University of Illinois-Chicago. She has held editing and management positions in Chicago and Atlanta. In 2004, she decided to moved to Myrtle Beach and get her Master of Arts in Teaching (2005). She has edited novels by author Doug Cummings (Deader by the Lake, Every Secret Crime). She is also a published poet (Liturgicalcredo.com).