Kate Emerson

Kate Emerson

Liberty, New York, The United States


Kate Emerson is a pseudonym used by Kathy Lynn Emerson, author of the Face Down Mysteries featuring Susanna Appleton, 16th century gentlewoman, herbalist, and sleuth, the award-winning How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, and a wide assortment of other books.

She was born in Liberty, New York and recieved an A.B. from Bates College and an MA from Old Dominion University. She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime and other professional organizations. She currently lives in rural Western Maine with her husband and three cats.

"Kate Emerson" is her pseudonym to distinguish her historical novels set in the Tudor era (England 1485-1603) that feature real but little known historical figu

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December 2009, Kate Emerson
" Quick Start SS: How would you describe your life in only 8 words? KE: I have no life. I write full time. SS: What is your motto or maxim? KE: The die is cast. Questions About Books and Writing SS: Who are your favorite authors? KE: Dorothy Dunnett
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“In the realms of legend and lore, as well as in real life, the triumph of true love is never a sure thing.”
Kate Emerson, The King's Damsel

“Curiosity and lust are a potent combination.”
Kate Emerson



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