Kathleen Carey grew up in Larchmont, New York and graduated from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. She moved to the Netherlands after her marriage to Dutch artist Reinoud Brandt. She holds a Master’s degree in linguistics from the University of Amsterdam and has written or co- written over 30 English textbooks and workbooks for Dutch primary and secondary schools. Her biography of Dutch war hero George Maduro, published simultaneously in English (Knight Without Fear and Beyond Reproach) and Dutch (Ridder zonder vrees of blaam) by Spectrum Publishers in July 2016, was her first book for adults. Kathleen and Reinoud have three sons and three grandsons and live in a small town in North Holland with their corgis.