Katherine Ramsland has written eleven books and numerous articles, reviews and short stories. She holds master's degrees in forensic psychology and clinical psychology, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy. She has been a therapist and psycho-educator, and for many years taught philosophy at Rutgers University. Among her books are Prism of the Night, the bestselling biography of Anne Rice, and The Vampire Companion, a guidebook to Anne Rice's novels. She has also written a biography of Dean Koontz and the journalistic expose, Piercing the Darkness: Undercover with Vampires in America Today. She lives in Pennsylvania.