Kathleen Sales is a retired psychiatrist, raised in Michigan and educated at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University in Detroit, and the University of California in San Diego. She received many awards during college and medical school including Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Sigma, Alpha Omega Alpha, and creative writing awards.
Dr. Sales worked as a psychiatrist for nearly forty years, mostly in rural counties around Knoxville, Tennessee. She specialized in treating PTSD, starting with Vietnam veterans during her residency and working with many abused and traumatized people throughout her career.