In her youth, Kassandra Lamb had two great passions—psychology and writing. Advised that writers need day jobs—and being partial to eating—she studied psychology.

Her career as a psychotherapist and college professor taught her much about the dark side of human nature, but also much about resilience, perseverance, and the healing power of laughter.

Now retired, she spends most of her time in an alternate universe populated by her fictional characters. The portal to this universe (aka her computer) is located in North Central Florida where her husband and dog catch occasional glimpses of her.

Kass was a psychotherapist for over two decades, specializing in trauma recovery. She has also taught psychology at Towson University in Maryland, as well as at other colleges.

In a recent interview, she said, “It’s always bothered me, when I read a novel, and the author has the psychology wrong. Now I get to write my own books and get it right… That part at least. I try to research things that are not part of my field, but I’m probably making mistakes in those areas some of the time.

“People ask me if Kate Huntington is me. I reply that she is my ideal self. She is the person I wish I were. She’s much more patient and more consistently compassionate than I am.”


“With my dog Amelia. Sadly we lost her a few years ago, but she was the inspiration for Lacy in the 2nd book of the Marcia Banks and Buddy series.”

“We have long beautiful autumns and springs in north Florida. I love editing and proofreading on our screened porch.”

“My current writing companion, Dr. Watson.”