Katrina E. Halfaker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is currently pursuing an Associate’s (and eventually second Bachelor of Arts) degree in Communication Studies. She actively volunteers at local libraries whenever possible in conservation, adult services, and HDP – a program for homebound patrons. Through self-education, she regularly practices positive reinforcement training with felines and dreams of someday working with Samantha Martin (founder and head trainer at The Amazing Acro-Cats). Though a native of the south suburb of Chicago, she currently lives in East Central Illinois with her husband and three cats. Her work is forthcoming in Silver Needle Press.