Catherine Palmer has published more than 50 novels, many of them national bestsellers. She is a graduate of Southwest Baptist University and holds a master's degree in English from Baylor University. She has won numerous awards for her writing, including the Christy Awardthe highest honor in Christian fictionand the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for inspirational fiction. Her many collections include A Town Called Hope, Treasures of the Heart, Finders Keepers, English Ivy, and the Miss Pickworth series. She also coauthored the Four Seasons fiction series with Gary Chapman, the New York Times bestselling author of The Five Love Languages. Catherine and her husband Tim have two grown sons and live in Vero Beach, Florida, where they serve as missionaries.