Katie Bloomstrom is the author of the Samantha Stone mystery novels. When she's not writing, Katie enjoys reading all the books she can get her hands on. She's also an avid walker, wanderluster, gardener, day trader, and Netflix-watcher. Katie holds a Master's degree in Psychology from St. Mary's University and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She is on the Board of Directors of her local natural foods co-op and is the founder of Free by 45 - a website dedicated to achieving financial independence. Katie lives in Minnesota with her husband and is looking forward to early retirement.