Kitty Berry grew up an only child who never wished for a sibling in a small town in Connecticut. After graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Special Education, she began teaching in the field and started to raise a family. Her literary influences happened later in life when she stumbled upon The Pilot’s Wife by Anita Shreve after seeing it featured on the Oprah Show. It was her late mother’s (whose name she uses as a pen name) desire of becoming a writer that prompted Kitty to create a contemporary romantic series.
Being a creative person by nature who came into writing during a time in her life when the busy balance of career and family made her crave an escape into the world of romance, Kitty took that desire and turned it into a romantic series that offers the reader multidimensional characters.
In 2013, she published her first novel from The Stone Series, Sliding. Since then she has written 10 other novels in that series, among them Stoned, Second Chances, Surrender, Starting Over, and Silence. The final installment, Survivor was released in 2016. A holiday edition was released in late 2018.
Since then, Berry has released a trilogy titled, The Anatomy of Love and written a carry-over stand-alone novel, Vines of Ivy. In 2019, she released the Compatible Companions Trilogy.
Because angst-ridden, plot-driven, women's contemporary romances mesmerize Kitty, Berry writes only in that genre. While each book in The Stone Series can stand alone with its own story, Berry’s intention was to create carry-over characters to satisfy the need of the reader to know more after each novel ends. As an avid reader herself, Kitty enjoys the feeling of being there with the characters inside the story and often finds herself wanting to know more about them, missing them when the story is over, and becoming excited all over again when she discovers those familiar characters in subsequent novels. It is her hope that The Stone Series will do the same for her readers.
Kitty recently founded RomantiConn (a romance author signing event annually held in CT) and is currently working on the Falls Village anthology hybrid with her fellow RomantiConn authors.
Visit Kitty’s website @ http://www.kittyberryauthor.com
Kitty is married to a man she met in graduate school and has three boys who are almost men. She is 47 and the mom of three boy. Her first born is going to be 21 and attends UCONN School of Business and is in Sigma Chi frat. Her middle son is 19 and in the Parks School of Journalism at Ithaca College. Her youngest is 17 and a high school junior. They all played basketball their whole lives (the oldest and middle do club or intramural in college, the youngest still plays high school and AAU). Kitty's husband is a teacher and a basketball coach. She's an only child and her mom died 21 years ago of breast cancer. Kitty's dad drives her crazy on a daily basis. She taught preschool special education for 24 years and now she is an evaluator for early childhood special education in a public school system in CT...so no more teaching in a classroom. She tests kiddos to see if they qualify for special education services and does professional development for community preschools. Kitty danced, cheered, and did gymnastics her whole life. Now, she's lucky if she can get out of bed in the morning!
Kitty Berry has 18 books out and another coming soon. She fell into the writing thing during the 50 Shades insanity, when everyone started self-publishing. Kitty would love to go the audiobook route, but's it's major money...ugh! RomantiConn came about after attending an event and thinking, "Hey! I can do that!" This is RomantiConn's second year. Come see all the romance authors July 25, 2020 in Trumbull, CT. Get your tickets here!