Kate Bridges was born on 1959, growing up in the pretty farmland of Ontario, Canada, then later the Alberta prairies, she developed a love for wide-open spaces, country sunshine and the Rocky Mountains.
Prior to being a full-time writer of historical romance novels—Canadian and American Westerns—Kate worked for years as a pediatric intensive-care nurse; she often includes medical adventure in her stories. Later she studied architecture and interior design, landing a job as a researcher for a television design program. Booking guests from around the world and coming up with topics of interest to viewers, Kate now uses those research skills to pen her own novels.
An award-winning and USA Today bestselling author, Kate Bridges has been published since 2002. Her first Mountie novel, The Surgeon, was nominated for Best Western of the Year by Romantic Times magazine, and The Engagement was short-listed for Best Hero of the Year. Several of her novels received the magazine’s Best Hero of the Month honor, and others were chosen as Top Picks! and Buried Treasure of the Year on reader Web sites. Frontier Christmas hit the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into nine languages and are sold worldwide. In Canada, her novels are being studied in over a dozen colleges in commercial-fiction writing courses.
Married, Kate had a child. In her spare time, she enjoys going to movies, studying comedy, recreational flying with her husband and exploring the great Canadian wild. She’s currently writing a series set during the Klondike Gold Rush, and visited the Yukon and Alaska for research. She had fun panning for gold.