Kelley Walters earned a double B.A. in technical writing and psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in 1989, and an M.A. in spirituality from Holy Names College in Oakland, Calif., in 1996. There she studied with well-known spiritual writers such as Matthew Fox, Carol Lee Flinders, Thomas Berry and Joanna Macy. She is a features writer for the alternative newsweekly Chattanooga Pulse, and sits on the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Writers Guild. Kelley lives with her husband, Michael Kull, and their pets Coco, Clare and Grace, in Chattanooga, Tenn.