Katy O. Ishee was born and raised in Wauchula Florida. She attended St. Leo College in Florida, and Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. She has written for The Herald Advocate, Tampa Tribune, Beverly Hills Inquirer and the Citrus Chronicle. Katy makes her home in Tennessee with her husband, singer, Virgil T., and her five American bulldogs. Pieces of My Heart is Katy's first book, and was previously published by Xlibris Book Publishing Co. of Bloomington, IN.