Meet Kate

Kate BridgesUSA TODAY bestselling and award winning author Kate Bridges writes young adult fiction and romance. For research, she loves to travel to such faraway places as the Yukon, the Rocky Mountains, and behind-the-scenes at Buckingham Palace in London, England.

Kate’s books have been honored with Reviewers’ Choice awards, Top Picks on reader websites, and listed as Recommended Reading on national library lists. In addition to hitting the USA Today Bestseller List, her books have appeared on the Borders National Bestseller List, Amazon Bestseller Lists, and have been studied in several colleges in their creative writing classes. She also writes YA fiction under the pen name Kate Maddison. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Kate was a pediatric intensive care nurse.

When she’s away from her computer, you might find Kate with her family, hiking the escarpment by their home near Toronto, Canada, or taking photos of the sunrise. As well as being a writer, she’s also a nature photographer. See her photos at LookLagoon. Kate loves to connect with readers and writers on Twitter and Facebook.


Kate’s Awards and Accolades:

  • USA TODAY Bestseller
  • Borders National Bestseller
  • Amazon Category Bestseller
  • Colorado Award of Excellence – Winner – Best Cover Design – WHEN I FIND HER
  • Aspen Gold – Finalist in Young Adult fiction – WHEN I FIND HER
  • National Excellence in Romance Fiction Award (NERFA) Finalist in Young Adult fiction – WHEN I FIND HER
  • Booksellers’ Best Award – Finalist in Young Adult fiction – WHEN I FIND HER
  • Colorado Award of Excellence – Finalist in Young Adult fiction – WHEN I FIND HER
  • CataRomance Reviewers’ Choice Award Winner for Best Historical
  • Barclay Gold Award Winner for Best Historical Novel of the Year
  • Featured on a writing documentary on Canada’s BRAVO network
  • Featured on Entertainment Tonight Canada
  • Daphne Finalist for Best Historical Mystery/Suspense
  • Recommended by Readers at Fresh Fiction
  • Desert Rose Golden Quill Finalist for Best Novella
  • Rated 5 Blue Ribbons at Romance Junkies
  • Anne Bonney Reader’s Choice Finalist for Best Heroine
  • RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Hero of the Year
  • RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical K.I.S.S. Hero of the Year
  • RT Reviewers’ Choice Award Nominee for Best Western of the Year
  • Love Western Romances Nominee for Best Western of the Year
  • Several novels were selected for study in college writing courses
  • Anne Bonney Reader’s Choice Award Winner
  • Romance Junkies Bookclub Top Pick
  • Author of the Month at The Romance Reader’s Connection
  • Recommended Reading by Library Journal
  • Placed in the What Do I Read Next library index
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