Kate Ryder lives in Cornwall with her husband, a beautiful Arab horse and an elderly Abyssinian cat. Her passion is writing. On leaving school she studied drama but soon discovered her preference for writing plays rather than performing them. Since then she has worked in the publishing, tour operating and property industries, and has travelled widely.
She is a member of the Romantic Novelists' Association and the Society of Authors.
In 2016, her self-published debut novel, The Forgotten Promise, was shortlisted for Choc Lit’s “Search for a Star” and awarded a Chill with a Book “Book of the Month”.
In 2017 Kate landed a publishing deal for romantic suspense fiction with Aria (digital imprint of award-winning independent publisher Head of Zeus) and her first traditionally published novel, Summer in a Cornish Cove, made her a finalist for the RNA’s 2018 Joan Hessayon award. Her latest novel, Cottage on a Cornish Cliff, is its sequel - a story about acceptance, forgiveness and trying to put things right.