Since childhood Kate Ryder has been an avid reader and writer. She always wanted to be a novelist, but life side-tracked her and took her into the worlds of travel, publishing and property. However, approaching a certain milestone birthday, she joined a creative writing group with the intention of penning short stories but the flow of creativity to her imagination reminded her of the original dream.
Kate writes romantic suspense, in which her characters often face challenging situations laced with moral dilemma.
Her first novel, a self-published time-slip romance and mysterious ghost story, was shortlisted for Choc Lit’s “Search for a Star” and also awarded a Chill with a Book “Book of the Month”. In 2015 she joined the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s new writer’s scheme and graduated in the spring of 2017 when she signed her first traditional publishing contract.
Originally hailing from the South East of England, today Kate lives with her husband on the Cornish side of the beautiful Tamar Valley.