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Kate Lattey

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I live in Paraparaumu, New Zealand and started riding at the age of 10. I was lucky enough to have ponies of my own during my teenage years, and I competed regularly in show jumping, eventing, show hunter and mounted games before finishing college and heading to Massey University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English & Media Studies in 2002.

In the years since, I’ve never been far from horses, and have worked in various jobs including as a livery yard groom in England, a trekking guide in Ireland, a riding school manager in New Zealand, and a summer camp counselor in the USA, where I worked at the wonderful Road’s End Farm for five summers. During my time there, I wrote several short stories about the farm’s horses, which were a
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Kate Lattey My go-to response to writer's block seems contradictory to getting things done, but I tend to go and do something. Gardening seems to work best,…moreMy go-to response to writer's block seems contradictory to getting things done, but I tend to go and do something. Gardening seems to work best, because I daydream about the book I'm writing while I work, but going for a walk or riding my horse works as well. Other times it helps to go for a drive, especially to a couple of specific places where the scenery reminds me of locations in the books. I had a bit of writer's block last weekend, so I drove out to a rural valley road and went for an hour and a half hike up a logging road. It was beautiful and inspiring, and worked like a charm.

Music also helps me get into the zone - I have playlists on Spotify for each book/series that help me get into the 'zone' for writing about those characters. (less)
Kate Lattey There are so many great things about being a writer, including having your characters come to life, when they have only previously existed in your…moreThere are so many great things about being a writer, including having your characters come to life, when they have only previously existed in your head; and reading positive reviews, especially from other authors and reviewers whose work I respect.

But if I had to pick one BEST thing, it would be the opportunity and ability to convey emotions through stories by drawing readers into a world of your own imagining. Making people cry with one simple sentence - so many people have said that the final line of "Dare to Dream" still brings a lump to their throat whenever they think of it, and that makes me so proud.

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Dare to Dream
4.55 of 5 stars 4.55 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Here’s a little something I’ve been working on… a timeline that explains how each of my books (and their key characters) tie into each other. I will keep it updated as each series continues, but for now, this’ll do. Click to enlarge.


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"This was fantastic - somehow even better than the first. I think what I like about Jay as a heroine is that she's not the best rider - she has to work at it. There are so many YA horsey books where the main character is an OMG amazing, undiscovere..." Read more of this review »
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“She'd missed the way he walked, how he shoved his hands into his pockets when he was nervous, the way his dark hair fell into his mismatched eyes. The way a smile would flicker across his face before he committed to it, the way he looked at her like she was the only person in the world.”
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“Never tell her that something is impossible, because she'll kill herself proving you wrong.”
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“Real is...just being you. It's not letting yourself be defined by other people's opinions of you, of who they think you are, or what they expect you to be. It's refusing to let them squash you into the box they've built for you, and just being yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks. Because you're never going to matter to everyone, just like everyone's never going to matter to you. So you choose the people whose opinions you care about, and you be real for them.”
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