Kate is a founding member the New England Crime Bake and Maine Crime Wave conferences, a founder of Level Best Books where she worked as an editor and publisher for seven years and has served as international president of Sisters in Crime. She coordinates the Maine Crime Writers blog. In an earlier life she was an attorney, protecting battered kids and chasing deadbeat dads for the Maine attorney general’s office, and representing the Maine Human Rights Commission. There she learned all a crime writer needs to know about the human propensity to commit horrible acts.
When she’s not riding an ATV through the Canadian woods or hiding in a tick-infested field waiting to be found by search and rescue dogs as research for her books, Kate can be found toiling at her desk on the coast of Maine. She sometimes teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston.