Cathryn Tew was raised in erda, Utah, the fourth of eight children. She attended Utah State University, where she earned her BA in Liberal Arts in 1992. While in school she married and soon after graduating, moved with her young family to Southeast Alaska. She has a number of interests and thoroughly enjoys learning about new things. Along with her desire to write, she loves spending time in the outdoors with her family and learned to scuba dive in the cold waters of the Southeast Alaskan coast.