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Kate Walker grew up in West Yorkshire, in a home where books were vitally important and she read anything she could get her hands on. She can’t remember a time when she wasn’t scribbling away at something, and wrote her first ‘book’ when she was eleven -  most of it during in lessons at school.

On leaving school, she went to the University College of Wales Aberystwyth where she studied English and Librarianship and met her husband.

After three years as a full-time housewife and mother, she was ready for a new challenge, and turned to her old love of writing.  In 1984, The Chalk Line was published by Harlequin Mills & Boon just in time to be one of her best Christmas presents ever. She has been writing for them ever since. She is also the author of the 12 Point Guide to Writing Romance .

Kate lives in Lincolnshire and joined the RNA in 1993

It's a fact

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded, by Samuel Richardson, published in 1740, is generally considered the first romance novel.