Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines - and heroes - who can match their men quip for quip.

Kate is represented by Nicole Resciniti at The Seymour Agency.


(no longer talking about myself in third person because that would be weird . . .)

  • I got married in a tenth century castle nestled in the hills of Florence, Italy.

  • I hate peanut butter, pretzels, and ketchup. These dislikes are enough to label me “un-American” by my husband.

  • I have degrees in law (useless), medieval history (not as useless), and library science (yay, using). P.S. Twelfth century nuns rock.

  • I didn’t write any fiction until well into my thirties, proving it’s never too late to follow your dream.

  • I’m a dual citizen: Irish and American. When I became an American citizen, my husband played a prank on me that was 17 years in the making. One day, I’ll share that story but for now, it remains locked in the vault!


Do you have an ARC team? Can you give me a copy of your book for review?

I’m currently building a list of bloggers for ARC distribution. Interested? Check out the Blogger List sign up.

Will the Laws of Attraction series be available in print or audio?

There are no plans to offer print or audio for these titles. This is a decision made by my publisher and is out of my control. Sorry!

I started the Hot in Chicago and Chicago Rebels series in audio ... but the later books aren't available in that format! Will they ever be?

Probably not. Often a publisher will offer the first book or two of a series in audio and gauge interest for later titles based on sales. My audio titles haven't been runaway bestsellers so what you see on Amazon/Audible is all that's available.

First person sucks! I liked your books better when written in third person / wow, your first person books are so fresh and immediate.

Why, thank you!