Kay Oldham Cornelius is a published author with more than a dozen novels to her credit. She also wrote test units for the PSAT and College Board specialized-subject achievement tests, as well as reviewing the Board's English literature examination.
Cornelius was a teacher, mostly in the English department at Virgil I. Grissom High School in Huntsville, Alabama, for the majority of her 34-year teaching career. Her first novel, Love's Gentle Journey was published in 1985. Cornelius retired from teaching to write full-time in 1990.
Cornelius is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Authors Guild, National League of American PEN Women, Alabama Writers Conclave, Alabama Writers Forum, Phi Delta Kappa, and Delta Kappa Gamma.