Kathleen Keller Watterson, a journalist who writes frequently about gaming and the Internet, has worked with Lou Krieger as a contributing author on two previous projects. She wrote Chapters 13 and 14: "The Computer: Your Shortcut to Poker Mastery" and "Internet Poker" for Poker for Dummies by Lou Krieger and Richard Harroch; and Chapter 15, "Internet Gambling: Uncharted Territory in the Virtual Beyond," for Gambling for Dummies by Lou Krieger, Richard Harroch, and Arthur Reber. A specialist in both technical writing and news editing, she holds a joint concentration degree from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Journalism.
Kathy is also an accomplished poker player. After reading Big Deal by Anthony Holden, she spent 1997 doing her own version of Holden's yearlong sabbatical as a professional player by playing in both ring games and tournaments across the country. She garnered final table appearances in major events at the Four Queens, the Commerce Club, and Reno's Pot of Gold, among others.