writes award-winning historical fiction and romance under her own name and children’s books and contemporary mysteries under the name K.D. Hays. A professional writer since 1992, Kate has written everything from legal analysis to a weekly newspaper column on religion.
Historical Novels Review praises her “humor and unusual characters that crackle off the page,” Midwest Book Review finds her tales “riveting,” and historians admire her research and reconstruction of places and manners of bygone eras. Drawing on local color for inspiration, she sets many of her stories in her home state of Maryland.