Anne Kathryn Killinger was the author of two novels and several magazine articles and was a contributor to several collections of devotions. She was educated at the University of Kentucky, George Peabody College for Teachers, and the New England Conservatory for Music. Aside from being an author, she taught piano at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, and at St. Catherine’s Preparatory Academy in Nashville, Tennessee. Anne was married for 61 years to John Killinger, well-known minister, teacher, and writer. She died of colon cancer on March 1, 2014, at the age of 78.