Katheran Allen's new romance series, "Finch's Crossing," was launched in April 2015 with her first book, "Autumn." In the charming town of Finch's Crossing in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania, the four Hamilton sisters search for deep, sustaining love.
"I've always known I wanted to be a writer and in fact I wrote my first book, ‘Julie T. and Company', when I was eleven," says Katheran. "Of course, I had no idea how to get it published! I still have it, thirty-five years later."
Katheran grew up around the world, moving frequently. "It was hard starting over every time we moved," she says. "We had to learn a new language and make new friends. The only two constants in my life were my family, and books."
During the summers, beginning when they were eleven and twelve years old, Katheran and her sister traveled alone to the States from whatever country they were living in and spent a month of the summer with both their grandmothers in the small town of Scottdale, Pennsylvania, the inspiration for the Finch's Crossing series.
"Scottdale is a cherished place that I carry with me everywhere I go," says Katheran. "For a person who grew up in six countries, Scottdale is the closest thing I have to a hometown. I have long, long wanted to write about this special place, but I was waiting for the right project to present itself, and the Finch's Crossing romance series is it!"
Today she lives in Minneapolis with her husband Leigh, who edits all her work.