Even though Kate is an Aries (the fire sign), she thinks of herself as a water baby. She can't resist the ocean; it sings to her. Every day, she spends at least a few minutes watching the water, and on good, or very bad, days, you can find her walking the seawall for hours, rain or shine.
Kate Austin has worked as a legal assistant, a commercial fisher, a brewery manager, a teacher, a technical writer and a herring popper, while managing to read an average of a book a day. Go ahead, ask her anything. If she doesn't know the answer, she's more than happy to make it up because she's been reading and writing fiction for as long as she can remember. She’s got loads of practice at making things up.
Kate blames her mother and her two grandmothers for her reading and writing obsession, all of them were avid readers and they passed the books and the obsession on to her. And she reads everything, from fantasy to mysteries to literary fiction to romance. She’s addicted to books, and buying them is her biggest expense.
Kate Austin writes the same way...passion combined with a big dose of addiction. It's part of her day, every day. She loves writing, the process and the product, and is astonished and delighted that twenty years on, she's finally getting paid for it.