Kathy was born in Fruita, Colorado in extreme western Colorado. In fact, her childhood home was only eight miles from the Colorado-Utah border. Her parents, grandparents aunts and uncles knew many of the people and their descendents in this book.
“Growing up on the farm before many modern conveniences, I always appreciated the hard work and struggles of people just starting out.”
Working on a school newspaper, local weekly newspaper, creative writing and extensive reading of Colorado history inspired for Kathy two manuscript efforts Between the Book Cliffs and the Blue, homesteading in Moffat County and Roads to Rangely, the transformation of Rangely, Colorado from small ranching town to oil boom town.