About Kate Martyn

Hey, when I wrote “God has given you one face, and you make yourself another” this is NOT what I meant.


From shy Australian school kid to secretary, carer to university student, graduate to wife and mother, to records manager and trainee archivist, I have always made up stories and loved romance. A chance conversation overheard on a bus, a sad faced girl in the rain, a child playing, a pensive man … anything is fodder for a story. Because my whole life involves constant contact with people from all walks of life, the stories weave themselves. But even solitary study times have always been punctuated with long spells of daydreaming myself into the pages of the works I was studying. There is always human nature intruding itself: romance, love, hate, tragedy and triumph can all be found in the driest tome if you imagine hard enough. The stray word, the odd acerbic insight, the momentary dropping of the rhetorical guard: these are treasures I have stored up and woven into my stories. Life has given me many friends, adventures and experiences and taken me all sorts of wonderful places. All have their stories, characters and snippets of information logged away for further reference — the more offbeat the better. Writing a romance novel is another career first, and a new and exciting creative experience.


7 thoughts on “About Kate Martyn”

  1. Hi Kate. It’s lovely to meet a fellow Australian writer. I’ve just bought The Kings Gift and I’m looking forward to reading it. But I also wanted to thank you for taking the time to review my books on Amazon Australia. I’ve been going through a bit of a rough patch lately and doubting whether I should be doing this at all and you’ve refreshed my confidence. I’ll admit it, I had a little cry! I’m thrilled you enjoyed them and as I said, so grateful that you took the time to say so. 🙂

    • Hi Imelda, lovely to meet you too and thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Writing is a a funny old solitary thing to do, and you have to to it for love because with very rare exceptions few of us end up doing it for money! It is incredibly difficult to get any exposure in the marketplace. Your books were delightful; the characters and the romance were gorgeous and it was polished, entertaining writing. I hope you produce a few more, guaranteed sale here. If you enjoy my book, and feel you could take a minute to post a review on Amazon, that would be just great. Keep in touch.

  2. Hi, just stopping by to say thanks for following my blog. I really appreciate it! I’ve enjoyed making your acquaintance through the medium of haiku… Does that make you an haiku-aintance? Anyway, here’s to the little daydreamer in us all 🙂

  3. Hi Kate, how lovely to find a fellow Australian writer, one who is so passionate about her craft. Although I’m not a romance writer, I love to read a good love story amongst lots of other genres and I’m enjoying reading your blog. Keep writing and stay happy.

  4. Happy Holidays, Kate! Please let me know when your next release is close. I cannot wait! Also if ever your’d like a beta reader l’m here for you! Much <3, Jessica

    • Hi Jessica, thank you so much for your good wishes. Compliments of the season to you as well. I enjoy your inspirational pictures and posts. I am slowly working on the next book, and may well take you up on your kind offer to beta read.

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