Katherine Snow Smith has lived throughout the south as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, public relations executive, daughter, sister, mother, wife, divorcee and friend. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and started her journalism career covering three miniscule towns in South Carolina. After a stint covering business in Charlotte, N.C., she got married, moved to Florida and started a 20-year career at the Tampa Bay Times. After her first child was born she started the paper’s parenting column, Rookie Mom. A decade later, when her kids were old enough to read what she was writing about them, she went back to covering business and general interest news. Now, three kids, two careers and one divorce later, she’s embracing the fact that life has many chapters.