Kate Huntington became an Anglophile at the tender age of sixteen when her English teacher forced her to read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. The experience changed Kate's life by teaching her the joy of truly excellent literature.

After high school, she attended St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There she received a bachelor of the arts degree in English. When she graduated, she made a living as a reporter and editor at a succession of community newspapers. Her love for Regency romances grew and she eagerly devoured every title she could get her hands on. When she was perilously close to turning forty, Kate resigned from her position as managing editor in order to pursue her lifelong dream of writing novels.

Kate fulfilled her dream with the publication of The Captain's Courtship in March of 1999. Although it was her debut novel, Romantic Times Magazine labeled it a top pick for March. Her sophomore effort, The Lieutenant's Lady, will be available in December of 1999 and her first novella will be included in the anthology Spring Kittens (due in Spring, 2000). In between author appearances and her busy writing schedule, Kate relaxes with her husband of thirteen years in a small town in Illinois.