Kate Loveday is an Australian author lauded for her free-flowing style and convincing characterisations. She grew up in the seaside suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia with a love of books, and always wanted to write.She received a Diploma of Media Studies from the Australian College of Journalism in 2002. Her career has included publication of travel articles and short stories, as well as popular fiction. She previously worked in real estate and building, as an office manager, and finally as a natural beauty therapist, running her own natural therapy business with husband Peter for many years.
In 1988 Kate and Peter moved to Sydney for business reasons, and after thirteen years in that city they spent three years caravanning around Australia. It was while in far north Queensland that she conceived the idea for her first novel, 'Inheritance', a romance/mystery/ adventure set amidst the area's beautiful tropical rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.
When they finished travelling, they settled in the mid-north coast of NSW. A love of history prompted her to research the past of the rural area to which she moved, and of the conditions for women in the nineteenth century, when women had few rights and were dominated by the men of the time. This provoked her to write An Independent Woman, the first novel in the Redwoods series, which chronicles the life and passions of Kitty Morland, a woman of the era. The second book in the series is the recently released'A Liberated Woman', which continues Kitty's story.
After years of being separated from her family, the pull of blood ties became too strong to resist. Kate and Peter returned to Adelaide, with Kate leaving behind a piece of her heart that will always remain in the beautiful Manning Valley in NSW.
When not writing, she enjoys reading, listening to music, good food and wine, and 'hanging out' with family and friends. She takes part in writing groups, as well as being the financial manager of a Community Association.
Kate says, "I just want to write good stories, stories you can lose yourself in, with real characters you can love - or hate - that will keep you engrossed to the end. And if I can manage to touch your heart along the way, I'm happy."