Born in The Netherlands, her family relocated to London, England, when she was
eighteen. She obtained a BFA as an Art History Major with a Minor in Interior
Later she moved to Montreal, Canada—thought she might as well be paid for being fluent in French.
Kate married Arnold Hofman, whom she describes as a truly fabulous man. Arnold encouraged her to own and operate a fine art gallery, and this she did for twelve years.
Widowed by Arnold’s untimely death, there was a huge void in her life. When a friend urged her to write, she began to write romance.
Kate says: I wrote two dozen books in four-and-a-half years, without
any thought to ever being published. A friend urged me to “submit
something” and I sent five books to Romance At Heart Publications,
thinking to give them a choice. They took all five, and later told me
gently that it was customary to send only one book at a time.
How could I have known that?
In January 2007 she submitted her first book to DCL Publications, and
mentioned to Stuart Bazga that she had written some twenty-five books. For over two years, he published one book a month. Kate never looked back, and kept right on writing. DCL has published 35 books for her, so far, and several novellas and short stories.