Katherine (Briganti) Cobb was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California. She currently lives in the Mid-Atlantic, where she has written for numerous publications. Her award winning editorial column, "It Is What It Is," won first place for Best Lifestyle Columnist by the West Virginia Press Association. She has earned other writing awards from the WVPA in her career. One of her short stories was published in the 2009 Anthology of Appalachian Writers. "Skyline Higher" was her first novel, published in 2014. "Panhandle Portraits," Volumes One and Two (nonfiction) were published in 2016 and "It Is What It Is, A Sampling of My Favorite Columns" (nonfiction), was published in 2017. Cobb has plenty of other nonfiction and fiction projects in the queue, mostly for an adult or general audience. Readers can connect to the author through her website, www.katherinecobb.com.