Author Katherine Shephard was born and raised in Northwest Detroit, Michigan. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation she moved to east Grand Rapids where she worked in criminal law. Her involvement in politics began during those years in Grand Rapids when she volunteered for several campaigns in 1976. She has been involved in politics and writing ever since, winning a Christian speech contest that led to her addressing the UN in New York on the role of youth in world affairs.
Her writing career began in kindergarten when she would tell her mother to "grab a pencil and write down this story." Those stories would always involve a puppy and usually a princess. She also began entertaining at a young age. She sang and danced her way onto local Michigan television as well as the national arena during the Tournament of Roses in 1969. That same year she traveled to Europe with Youth Understanding, as well as playing violin with the Scandinavian Symphony across the United States. For relaxation and entertainment, Ms. Shephard still plays the piano and violin. Music has played a major role in her life and deep throughout her novel, "Fraternity of Silence."
Ms. Shephard currently writes for the www.anc.org (A News Center). Her writing credentials include freelance articles on theater, politics, parenting and animal rights as well as numerous internet newsletters on literature.
Ms. Shephard calls both Southern California and the Gulf Coast her home. Her dog, Maggie, is the "real" dog introduced in ""Fraternity of Silence," the first in the "Silence Series." She is a member of the Texas Coalition of Authors, Writer's League of Texas, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Kiss of Death.
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