by Kat Martin One of the best ways to make your story believable is to use real places to locate the action and the real names of restaurants and streets. Actually going there, of course, is the best way to make that happen. Or using places you went to at some other time in your… Read More
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. She is married to L.J. Martin, author of western, non-fiction, and suspense novels.
Kat has written more than sixty-five novels. Sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries, including Japan, France, Germany, Argentina, Greece, China, Russia, and Spain.
Born in Bakersfield, California, Kat currently resides in Missoula, Montana, on a small ranch in the beautiful Sapphire mountains.
Her last 12 books have hit the prestigious New York Times bestseller list. INTO THE FURY and INTO THE WHIRLWIND her most recent releases, both took top ten spots.
By Kat Martin One of the questions people continue to ask me is how I managed to change from writing Historical novels to writing Contemporary Romantic Suspense. I have to say it’s never easy to do. Publishers are not risk takers. They always want to take the safe road. It’s easier for them to sell… Read More
by Kat Martin Since I’m about to make my annual trek from the snow country to my house at the beach, I thought it might be fun to talk about some of my favorite places. Personally, I hate hot weather. Among my personal favorites are the ski slopes of Aspen and the chalet at the… Read More
by Kat Martin Finding the right match for the hero and heroine is one of the toughest and most exciting parts of writing a novel. The hero of INTO THE FIRESTORM is Luke Brodie, one of my strongest, toughest, sexiest heroes. Luke, a former special forces soldier, is a bounty hunter who works at Brodie… Read More
My next book, INTO THE FIRESTORM, book #3 in my BOSS, INC. trilogy, is one of my all-time favorites. In the novel, Luke Brodie is a bounty hunter, a guy who refuses to follow anyone’s rules but his own. With his blue eyes and tall, lean-muscled body, Luke is one of the sexiest men alive… Read More
(But it’s worth it) As an author, sometimes what you think is going to be a great idea for a novel turns into a great big UGH! That’s what happens when the research takes over your life and you have a whole lot more work to do than you had planned. Not that it isn’t… Read More
by Kat Martin I’m sure every author has an interesting tale of how he or she got published. Mine is sort of a merry-go-round story that began when I met my future husband. He had written a Western called Shadow of the Mast by L.J. Martin. After we started dating, he asked me to read… Read More
Hello Friends, Next up for me is INTO THE WHIRLWIND, the second of my BOSS Inc, novels! It’s Megan and Dirk’s wild and tumultuous story; one of my personal favorites. And ya gotta love the cover!! It hits the shelves May 31st. I just received the review from RT BOOK REVIEWS, and thought I would… Read More
Behind the Scenes of a Lingerie Fashion Show. One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In INTO THE FURY, Ethan Brodie, a bodyguard at Brodie Operations Security Services– BOSS,Inc, the guys call it–is hired to protect the models in the La Belle lingerie fashion when they receive threatening… Read More
by Kat Martin In the course of writing more than sixty books, I’ve learned that a character’s name is extremely important. I spend hours pouring over lists of names: American, English, Italian, French, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, etc. Months before I start a novel, I begin to work on choosing the right names for my hero… Read More
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by Madeline Hunter Blogs are not soapboxes. I know that, but I hope you will forgive me for using this blog as one because the topic is important to anyone who cares about the transformative value of books. All across the country, state and local budgets are in trouble, and among the services taking hits—in… Read More