Kate was born and raised in Austin, Texas. She attended Chapman University where she studied Creative Writing, and received her first book deal while still in college. She now lives in Austin with her fiance, two cats, two dogs, a one horse. 


Kate received NextGeneration's Young Author Award. Her novel Spelled received the Moonbeam Children's Books Silver Award and an IPPY Award for Young Adult Fiction. 


Diversity within YA is the most important aspect of writing for Kate. She strives to include all orientations and ethnicities as main characters. Presenting cultures accurately and predominately is, to her, the most sacred duty for any writer.