Kathi Murriello was born in Brooklyn, New York. She met her husband, Paul, while employed at The American Broadcasting Company (ABC-TV) in New York City. After moving to New Jersey with their two children, Kathi attended Kean University and received her Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Her second book, "Merry Christmas, Pookie," will be released in December, 2018. She and her husband now reside in Tucson.