Kate McMurray

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Kate McMurray writes smart romantic fiction. She likes creating stories that are brainy, funny, and of course sexy, with regular guy characters and urban sensibilities. She advocates for romance stories by and for everyone. When she’s not writing, she edits textbooks, watches baseball, plays violin, crafts things out of yarn, and wears a lot of cute dresses. She’s active in Romance Writers of America, serving for two years on the board of Rainbow Romance Writers, the LGBT romance chapter, and three—including two as president—on the board of the New York City chapter. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, with two cats and too many books.

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Kate McMurray Hi Kelly! The answer is maybe. I have some ideas for a sequel; if I can figure out how to do it in a way that works for all of the characters, I will.…moreHi Kelly! The answer is maybe. I have some ideas for a sequel; if I can figure out how to do it in a way that works for all of the characters, I will. My current publication schedule is a little bonkers, but an In Hot Pursuit sequel is definitely in the realm of possibility. (less)
Kate McMurray Hi Daphne! I do actually have other books with POC MCs. They are my baseball books. Out in the Field has a Dominican hero (https://www.goodreads.com/b…moreHi Daphne! I do actually have other books with POC MCs. They are my baseball books. Out in the Field has a Dominican hero (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...) and the whole Rainbow League series is based on a diverse set of characters who play in an LGBT baseball league together (https://www.goodreads.com/series/1502...) (Book 2, Thrown a Curve, has a Black hero and Book 3, The Long Slide Home, has a Puerto Rican hero.)

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Get your paws on Like Cats and Dogs, the first book in the Whitman Street Cat Cafe series! There’s a cat cafe! There’s a grumpy vet! It’s enemies to lovers! Make with the one-clicking!

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Josephine Myles Hi Kate - thanks for the friendvite! I keep meaning to read your books because I hear so many good things about them, but being a Brit I'm mystified by baseball. Actually, I'm mystified by cricket too, so that's no excuse :)

Jo x


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Val Kovalin Thanks for the friends-add! I love your fiction. Best, Val


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Kate McMurray Very cool! I hope you enjoy it!

Leaundra wrote: "Kate, thanks for accepting. I'm about to read In Hot Pursuit. It looks really good. Thanks again...Leaundra"


Leaundra Kate, thanks for accepting. I'm about to read In Hot Pursuit. It looks really good. Thanks again...Leaundra


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