She was born Kathleen Erin Hogg in Alexandria, Louisiana, the youngest of eight children. As a child, Kathleen Hogg relished creating her own stories, and by age six was telling herself stories at night to help fall asleep.
Woodiwiss published twelve best-selling romance novels, with over thirty-six million copies in print. Woodiwiss was known for the quality of her novels rather than the quantity of works she published
Kathleen E. Woodiwiess remains one of America's most successful and beloved storytellers