Kay Whatley is a teacher, gardener, and writer living in Northwest Georgia. She is a mother and grandmother who wrote and published a community newspaper for ten years and currently writes regularly for Calhoun Magazine. She has also compiled and edited a series of three family heritage cookbooks from the first half of the twentieth century. Her articles have also appeared in other publications like Beefalo Journal, the anthology Telling Stories, and Georgia Magazine. Kay is also an event and conference speaker.