Kathy Harris is an author by way of a “divine detour” into the Nashville entertainment business. After graduating with a Communications degree from Southern Illinois University, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee to work with a well-known gospel music quartet. A few months later, The Oak Ridge Boys began their transition into country music, and Kathy had the opportunity to help build an entertainment empire from the ground up.
She worked her way to becoming a member of the Operations Management Team, eventually heading up the company’s public relations and marketing department. A lifelong fascination for books and editing led to her working as a literary agent for Oak Ridge Boys’ vocalist Joe Bonsall. Joe, subsequently, published several books, including his bestselling inspirational biography, G.I. Joe & Lillie (New Leaf Press) and On the Road with The Oak Ridge Boys (Harvest House).
For several years, Kathy freelanced entertainer biographies and wrote, as well as ghost wrote, news stories and columns for various music publications. In 2007, she sold her first Christian non-fiction story, “Walk on Water,” which was included in Thomas Nelson’s All My Bad Habits I Learned from Grandpa. That fall, one of her devotions was included in The One Year Life Verse Devotional, published by Tyndale House. Kathy’s writing is also included in Chicken Soup for the Soul Thanks, Mom. Abingdon Press published her full-length women’s fiction debut, The Road to Mercy, in 2012.
An active member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Christian Authors Network, she is represented by Julie Gwinn of The Seymour Agency. Kathy lives in Tennessee with her family and their ISSR Shiloh Shepherd dog. To learn more about her, visit her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter. She also blogs regularly about “divine detours.”