Reader. Writer. Mother of Two. Wife of One. Family Chef.
Kate grew up in Massachusetts, but spent 4th, 8th, and 11th grades living in England, and speaks both languages (British and American) fluently. After graduating from University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science (East Asia Concentration), Kate taught English in Sapporo, Japan for two years. She enjoyed the experience so much that she returned to U of M for an MA in Asian Studies (Japan Specialization), and while there, worked part-time for the Center for Japanese Studies. Fortunately for Kate, Honda was expanding operations in Ohio around the time she finished, and she spent an entire career at Honda in project, business, and people management, thrilled to be able to travel to Japan and speak Japanese for work, all the while dreaming of writing a book about tenth century writer Sei Shonagon.
After all those years in northern latitudes, Kate and her husband moved to Florida's Gulf Coast where the sunshine makes it difficult to focus on writing. But she’s determined to do it anyway. Oh, and she's currently working on a sequel to Tangled Spirits.