Kathleen Shoop is an author and educator who has worked with teachers for over twenty years. She writes historical and women's fiction. Her first novel, The Last Letter (Kindle bestseller), won a Gold Medal in the Independent Publishers Book Awards and her second novel, After the Fog, won Silver the next year. Kathleen has also contributed stories to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Think Positive, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat's Life. Kathleen lives with her husband and two children in Oakmont, Pennsylvania.