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Kate Holmes, who also writes as Anne Avery, was born in Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado after having studied engineering and finance. She became the first woman to work as an outside plant engineering technician for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph.
After several years in engineering and a year as a commercial forecaster, Kate joined the United States diplomatic service. She served as Budget and Fiscal Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cyprus, then served as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the Embassy in Venezuela and Cultural Affairs Officer at the Embassy in Ecuador. She also worked in press and public affairs in Barbados and later in Grenada.
After leaving the diplomatic service, Kate spent two more years in Ecuador as a freelance journalist. Back in Colorado, she became Director of Company and Community relations for Current, Inc. Kate now writes full-time.
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