Katherine Stano grew up in Tennessee, among 40 acres of land, two ruffian brothers, and a very cool pencil collection. Though she did her fair share of frolicking outside, Katherine loved to play dress-up, thus developing a passion for being an “indoorsy” type of girl. One of her favorite make-believe accessories was her grandmother’s old handbag, which held some of her most prized possessions-greeting cards! Every time she received a card, she’d store it in the purse! Now as a Hallmark writer, Katherine creates messages she hopes others will hold dear to their hearts (or maybe in their purse).