Katherine Sandoz was born in Wolfboro, New Hampshire, in 1969, and now resides in Savannah, Georgia. She received a B.A. in French and international relations from Mount Holyoke College. While teaching illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design, she also earned an M.F.A. in illustration in 1997 and an M.F.A. in painting in 2005. Sandoz has worked as a curator and illustration professor and is now a freelance illustrator and painter. Her paintings have been shown in print and in galleries throughout the United States and Europe.