Kay Cornelius was an English teacher for twenty-five years before starting to write full time. Since writing Love’s Gentle Journey, she has completed nine full-length novels and one novella, as well as three nonfiction children’s books and many articles, essays, and devotions. Cornelius earned a bachelor of arts degree from George Peabody College for Teachers and later received a master of education degree from Alabama A&M University. She continued her studies at Auburn University. Cornelius enjoys travel and researching folklore and history. She and her husband have two children and four grandchildren.