Currently living in Missoula, Montana, Kat is the New York Times
bestselling author of over fifty Historical and Contemporary Romance
Suspense novels. Before she started writing in 1985, Kat was a real
estate broker. During that time, she met her husband,
Larry Jay Martin, author of more than twenty books, both westerns
and mysteries. Kat is a graduate of the University of California at
Santa Barbara, where she majored in Anthropology and also studied
"I've always loved books. I was an avid reader, with any number of my
own stories rolling around in my head. Writing them down seemed a
"I love anything old," Kat says. "I love to travel and especially like
to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay
in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it
gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era."
began with historical romance and is currently writing romantic
suspense. She is published in twenty foreign countries.
"Often my Contemporary novels blossom from something Iíve read in
the newspapers or seen on TV. As was the case with
my new book,
AGAINST THE WIND. I was cruising along the 90 Freeway crossing
Montana, enjoying the crisp fall weather, the brilliant colors of
the leaves, and listening to the country channel on the radio. As I
headed toward home, a Trace Atkins song came on, How do you like me
now? Itís a wonderful tune that tells a great story. And it gave
me the kernel of an idea for a story I was able to expand into a
"Most of the time, my story ideas seem to come out of
nowhere. One day Iím looking for a plot for a book and then suddenly, I
know that I want to write about Gabriel Raines and his struggle to find
the arsonist who is trying to kill him. Then I search for the woman
Gabe is going to fall in love with, no easy task for a macho man like
Gabe. Lady architect, Mattie Baker, filled the spot perfectly, and the
AGAINST THE FIRE."
THE LAW, the third book in the trilogy, seemed to come fairly easily
once I got started. I loved Dev Raines, the sexiest and wildest of the
Raines brothers. Once Lark Delaney walked into
his life, the
plot began to roll. The novel developed as I wrote it, which is unusual
for me, and it turned out to be one of my all-time favorites."
"RULEíS BRIDE is the final book in my Brides Trilogy,
following ROYALíS BRIDE and
REESEíS BRIDE. The three novels
are stories about the handsome Dewar brotherís, sons of the Duke of
Bransford. RULE'S BRIDE hit #18
on the New York Times bestseller list in May 2010."
"I had great fun writing this series,
though the weddings were not all orchids and lace as the ladies and
this writer expected. Still, true love is worth the perils the
characters must endure."
STRANGERS released in June of 2008, is the final book in a series of three paranormal stories.
Each story involves ordinary women who have experienced an extraordinary
event. SEASON OF STRANGERS,
is an eerie tale of two sisters who discover they are missing a period
of time and their search to discover what happened to them during that
THE SUMMIT, began selling
in July 2007 and is the second of a the series. It's a
high-action, fast-paced tale, one with a ticking clock.
SCENT OF ROSES was the first book in the series and
was inspired by true events and began selling in July 2006."
"I have always wanted to
do this type of series as I know so many women who have themselves
experienced unexplainable occurrences."
"The deliciously passionate Heart trilogy
are books all set around the London ladiesí gazette, Heart to Heart. I
chose the period because it was a time when women were beginning to be
involved in activities outside the home. They worked, they owned
businesses, they were becoming more outspoken."
"The first book,
Heart of Honor,
is a fun whimsical early Victorian romance starring Krista Hart,
publisher of a London ladies' gazette, who is not afraid to speak
her mind. When she encounters a powerful, attractive Viking
descendant in a sideshow, she angrily demands his release. In the
Heart of Fire,
journalist Coralee Whitmore vows to uncover the truth about her
sister's death. She suspects the notorious Earl of Tremaine was her
sister's lover. Corrie soon finds the Earl is not all he seems, nor
is she immune to his charms. The final book
Heart of Courage,
is Thor and Lindsey's story, a fun, sexy
read about two people completely unsuited to each other ó or so each of
The Bride's Necklace trilogy,
set in Regency England was hugely successful and was re-issued in
September 2010. A compelling series of
stories about an heirloom necklace believed to hold the power to bring
great happiness or terrible tragedy.
BRIDE'S NECKLACE ,
the first book in the trilogy, was first published in January
2005 was re-issued in September 2010.
THE DEVIL'S NECKLACE,
second book in The Necklace trilogy hit store shelves in August 2005 and
was re-issued in October 2010.
NECKLACE, the final book in the trilogy, was originally released in January 2006
and hit the shelves again in November 2010.