Cathy Powers is a published author, speaker, Gold Star Mother, and a lover of people. She lives just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, "our Nation's most military friendly state" with her Air Force veteran husband, Jim, and three senior citizen Chihuahuas that don't actually realize they're dogs.

Cathy is a resilient soul. She's been through tragedy, suffered great loss and shattered dreams, yet this is not the end of her story. The dark, lonely seasons that could easily have destroyed her have instead led to beautiful blessings, emotional, spiritual and physical healing, and she enjoys sharing her secrets with others who are searching for hope.