Kate lives in Havertown, a small community outside Philadelphia, with her husband of 29 years. One of Kate’s two daughters still lives at home and all three of them share the house with Kali, the family cat, and Echo, their Chesapeake Bay retriever puppy.
She writes full-time. When she’s not at work creating stories and the characters that populate them, Kate fills her time with other creative outlets. There are few crafts she hasn’t tried at least once!
Kate has been known to tackle almost any job around the house, from painting and wallpapering to refinishing furniture; from making wedding gowns and bridal bouquets to trying her hand at vinyl siding.
"Inheriting talents from both your parents can make for a busy life," says Kate of her odd array of talents. "When a hero or heroine in one of my books gets out a hammer, a drill, a sewing machine, or a glue gun, you can usually be sure I’ve done something pretty similar."
Kate chaired Romance Writers of America’s Readers for Life Literacy book signing in 1996. Also in 1996, for her work on the local level with her RWA chapter and for her work in the cause of literacy, Kate received Romance Writers of America’s regional service award. Literacy is a cause dear to Kate’s heart because she herself suffered from reading problems into her adult years.
It was a challenge from her husband that gave Kate the courage to write her first book. Having never really read a book for pure enjoyment, let alone written one, it truly was a leap of faith. The constant exercise of reading her own work helped solve some of the eye muscle problems that had caused most of Kate’s reading difficulties. She sees that as the Lord’s way of healing her while showing her His plan for her life. In the same way, she hopes to entertain her readers while showing them His principles.