Kate Merrill is an art gallery owner who is passionate about writing fiction. Flames of Summer is her second novel published with Wild Rose Press.
Kate chooses settings for her books that reflect special moments in her life. Like her heroine, Amelia Mansfield, she spent many weeks of summer vacation with the Alabama branch of her family. They lived on a lake much like the one in the book, near a tiny town like Millville. During these happy visits she absorbed the sights, scents, food, and culture of the Deep South and was inspired by the magic of the setting, which she hopes she has captured in Flames of Summer.
Kate lives with her family in North Carolina on the shores of Lake Norman. When not writing or working with the artists she represents, she enjoys swimming, boating, and allowing her three strong-headed dogs to take her for a walk.
Dont miss Northern Lights, Kates premier novel with Wild Rose Press (2008) written under the pen name Christie Cole.