KATE BATEMAN (also writing as K.C. Bateman) wrote her first historical romance in response to a $1 bet with her husband who rashly claimed she’d ‘never finish the thing.’ She gleefully proved him wrong with a historical set in the Italian Renaissance. Since then, her Bow Street Bachelors trilogy (St. Martin’s Press) and her Secrets and Spies trilogy (Loveswept/Random House) have continued her trademark of feisty, intelligent heroines, wickedly inappropriate banter, and heroes you want to alternately strangle and kiss.
When not traveling to exotic locations ‘for research’, Kate leads a double life as a fine art appraiser and on-screen antiques ‘expert’ for several TV shows in the UK. She splits her time between Illinois and her native England and writes despite three inexhaustible children and a husband who has flatly refused to read any of her books ‘unless she hits the NY Times Bestseller list.’ It is – naturally – her fervent desire to force the semi-illiterate, number-loving cynic to do so. He still owes her that dollar.
Kate loves to hear from readers and writers alike. Contact her on Twitter @katebateman, Facebook, and even via her website at www.katebateman.co.uk.