About Catherine

Catherine Graves Sprunk was born and raised in St. Louis, but has lived in the Phoenix area since 1991. Writing Checking Out: An In-Depth Look At Losing Your Mind was a healing process for Catherine as she struggled to come to terms with her husband John’s terminal illness and the circumstances leading to his death in 2007 from brain cancer.

Since she wrote her debut memoir, Catherine has gone on to pick up the pieces and rebuild a full life for herself and her kids. In 2013, she found love again in an unexpected place. She wasn’t looking for a new church, but friends finally convinced her to attend a service at their congregation. It was on that very first visit that she met her husband, Greg. With his patience, kindness and generous soul, he was able to heal her heart. God definitely works in mysterious ways, and they were married in 2014.

As empty-nesters, they are both actively involved in giving-back through philanthropic programs in their community. They also enjoy traveling together and spending time making memories with their large, blended family.