After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, Catori Sarmientos travels while being a military spouse have often inspired her unique writing style. Although she began writing at an early age, it was not until she began writing poetry during her time as a University of Maryland student that she decided to seriously pursue professional writing. She went on to study writing in a graduate program at National University of San Diego while also living in Tokyo, Japan. Upon graduation, she began writing what would become a first place Cygnus Award winning novel, The Fortune Follies. A year later, her next novel, Carnival Panic, was published and went on to be on the short list for the International Drunken Druid Award, a Silver Award winner of the Literary Titan Book Award, and a Silver Award winner of the Kops-Fetherling International Book Awards.
She now finds herself living and working in Minot, North Dakota, and hopes that readers will find intrigue and entertainment in her stories!