Kathleen Ryder

I write sexy and heart-warming contemporary romance, non-fiction, and women’s fiction, featuring thought provoking plots and strong main characters that are relatable and recognisable to modern day women. My romantic sub-genres range from medical heroes and brooding surgeons, to supernatural detectives and banished gypsies, and I draw on personal knowledge of the rural settings and medical procedures depicted in my novels, to provide a more authentic experience for my readers.

I am the mother of a guitar obsessed teenager, and the foster mother of a mischievous toddler. I have been, among other things, a circus performer, photographer, teacher, cake decorator, tour guide, and party planner. My goals in life are simply to finish raising two happy, imaginative, and inquisitive children; to make a real and tangible difference in the lives of others; and to keep writing novels for as long as I possibly can.

I make my home in the isolated desert town of Alice Springs, surrounded by red dirt, striking mountain ranges, and endless clear blue skies. It is this stunning landscape that features as backdrop for many of my novels. When I am not writing, you can find me hanging out with my boys.