Kate Loveday grew up at the seaside in Adelaide when her passions were swimming and reading.
Always wanting to write it was not until an extended caravan holiday around Australia with husband Peter that she began writing, starting with travel articles. Her first novels, 'Inheritance' and 'Black Mountain', inspired by the beautiful, rugged, north of Queensland, and its interesting characters.
A love of history prompted her to research the rural area of mid-north NSW while there, and the lives of women in the nineteenth century, when women had few rights and were dominated by men. This provoked her to write 'An Independent Woman', the first book in the Redwoods series that chronicles the life and passions of Kitty Morland, followed by ‘A Liberated Woman’ and ‘An Ambitious Woman’, which continue her story and that of her daughter Joy and her extended family
'The Trophy Wife' is contemporary women’s fiction set in Sydney, which she wrote because of concern over the proliferation of domestic violence worldwide. It also looks at some of the difficulties facing the younger generation of new arrivals in Australia, and at female circumcision.
She previously worked as a natural/beauty therapist, running her own business. When not writing she enjoys reading, listening to music, spending time with Peter, her family and her friends. She loves chocolate, good food and wine, dogs, music,meeting new people and travelling.
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