Kathy Barnes

Kathy Barnes is a lifestyle writer, editor, and reporter with more than 18 years of experience in the home and garden industry. She regularly contributes to Daily Paws, BHG.com, and Southern Living, and has held staff positions at Better Homes and Gardens, Country Home, and DivineCaroline.com. She is based in Des Moines, Iowa, and holds a degree in English, journalism, and graphic design from Northwest Missouri State University.