K.D. grew up in a very small, rural town. The particular idiosyncrasies of small-town living informed her view of life, many aspects of which can be noted in her work.
Growing up in small towns often necessitates entertaining oneself, so much of K.D.’s childhood consisted of getting lost in a story. Her love of fantasy in particular inspired a love of experiencing new cultures. To date, K.D. has traveled to over 20 countries.
Her other hobbies include skiing, scuba diving, and running.