Kathryn Keats, born Ellen Christian Munger, is a soulful singer and prolific songwriter who is re- emerging in the entertainment world after 20 years of anonymity in the Victim Witness Assistance Program. Keats earned a Drama Critics' Circle Award for her performance in the original stage version of The Rocky Horror Show. Unfortunately, it would be her last public performance for two decades, after her former collaborator, plagued by schizophrenia, began threatening her life relentlessly. This experience culminated in a precedent-setting jury trial in Oakland, California, in which the abuser was ordered held in a mental hospital temporarily. At the urging of law enforcement officials, she changed her name to Kathryn Keats, created a new identity, and put her promising show business career on hold until she learned that her abuser had died. Keats' harrowing story, first told in Reader's Digest in February 2007, is now being developed as a stage musical and a book titled Mind Raper. Her heroic journey from captivity to freedom has inspired audiences in Europe and the United States. She is a frequent keynote speaker and guest artist at outreach events that raise awareness about mental illness, drug abuse, domestic violence and neglect. Keats has been involved in music since the age of five, working as a teenager with such legends as Tennessee Ernie Ford, Loretta Lynn and Word Baker. She initially studied at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Early in her career, she performed at Carnegie Hall and toured the country with a successful off-Broadway show. Her studio work has included national commercials, soundtracks, and recordings for various producers. Keats has created a one-woman show, The Kathryn Keats Show, to mark her return, playing such well-known venues as the Knitting Factory in Los Angeles, the Bitter End and Symphony Space in NYC and the Empire Plush Room in San Francisco. In 2007, she recorded a CD, After the Silence, introducing her music and her amazing story to the public. She continues to write and record, performing with her band and is completing a new CD she is co writing with producer, Narada Michael Walden. Happy to live her life in peace and forgiveness, Kathryn Keats shares her experience in Mind Raper in the hopes that the book will save lives and inspire others.