In the course of writing almost seventy novels, I’ve learned the importance of a character’s name. In the weeks before I start writing, I work to choose the right names for my hero and heroine. It’s my way of getting to know them, the way I begin to figure out their identity. I like names… 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.
People often ask what my writing day is like. Since I’m a workaholic, most of my writing days are long and mentally tiring. I thought it might be fun to tell you what my perfect day would be. Aside from a trip to Paris, Rome, or some other exotic location, I had a perfect day… Read More
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
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
… a story that will touch your heart! Some stories just won’t get out of your head until you write them down. That’s what happened to me with THE CHRISTMAS CLOCK. Being known for writing romance, I had written a spicy historical Christmas romance set around Sherman’s occupation of Savannah on Christmas Eve. It was… 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 husband, Larry. He had written a Western saga and as we began to date, he asked if I wanted to read it. Being a… 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
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LET’S TALK ABOUT…FALL (ING INTO LOVE)
When I was strictly a reader, before I wrote my first novel, I can’t remember if my taste in books changed with the seasons. As summer leaves turned a burnished fall reddish orange, did I suddenly long for ghoulish ghost stories? Did my mind wander toward frosty mornings and wish for a cozy holiday romance… Read More