Kate Loveday grew up in the seaside suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia with a love of books and always wanted to write. Her career has included publication of travel articles and short stories, as well as full length novels. 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 in Sydney with husband Peter for many years. They spent three years caravanning around Australia, spending much of that time in the eastern states, including Far North Queensland,which she came to love, before returning to Adelaide. Kate's likes include books, music, good food and wine, chocolate, dogs, family and friends, and gender equality.