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Kat Martin | Setting the Stage
January 11, 2021
I love to read novels set in interesting places. Currently, I’m reading a historical romance that takes place in Nazi-occupied Read More...
Kat Martin | Exclusive Excerpt: THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
December 28, 2020
Bran’s mood fluctuated between concern for Jessie and what she had suffered, and fury that he was helpless to do anything about Read More...
Kat Martin | 20 Questions: THE ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
July 27, 2020
1--What’s the name of your latest release?
Kat Martin | Exclusive Excerpt: THE DECEPTION
April 27, 2020
Kate could hardly believe it. Jason Maddox, the last man in the world she wanted to see, was sitting right beside her.  Read More...
Kat Martin | Giving a Tale New Life
March 30, 2020
My upcoming release, PIVOT, began with a novella I wrote sometime back, a Romantic Suspense Read More...
Kat Martin | Exclusive Excerpt: SHADOWS AT DAWN
November 11, 2019
“You cook?” He seemed surprised.
She shoved her glasses up on her nose, and hooked her hair back over Read More...
Kat Martin | Creating a Page Turner
September 9, 2019
"I couldn’t put it down!" Those words are some of the most satisfying comments an author can receive. Nothing pleases Read More...
Kat Martin | Exciting News to Share!
August 12, 2019
As I was finishing the last few pages of my upcoming novel, THE DECEPTION, Hawk Read More...
Kat Martin | Real Life Heroes
July 29, 2019
As a writer, I’m always looking for new story ideas. For most writers, past experiences can be a very big help. Have Read More...
Kat Martin | Researching Columbia for THE CONSPIRACY
January 21, 2019
Sometimes what you think is going to be a great idea for a
novel turns out to be a whole lot of work! That’s Read More...
Kat Martin | Exclusive Excerpt from THE CONSPIRACY
January 14, 2019
Harper hadn’t thought she would be this nervous. But as an
ominous fall wind whipped her pale hair and dark clouds threatened rain, Harper Read More...
Kat Martin | Mining for Stories + Exclusive Excerpt
November 5, 2018
All year long I search for new and interesting stories. Each
year, they seem more elusive. November 1st
, Read More...
Kat Martin | Wait Until Dark
October 22, 2018
UNTIL DARK is a digital novella that introduces my new Maximum Security Read More...
Kat Martin Goes to the Beach!
June 12, 2018
Everyone loves the beach. Though I live in Montana, I'm fortunate to spend my
winters at the beach in sunny California. My writing space Read More...
Kat Martin | The Texas Mystique
May 29, 2018
Since my new book, BEYOND
CONTROL--Josh Cain and Victoria Bradford's story--is set Read More...
Kat Martin | Building a Plot
February 13, 2018
I've always been a plot-oriented writer--which can be good news or bad.
Fortunately, the idea for Read More...
Kat Martin | A Party to Remember
January 30, 2018
Since my hero in BEYOND
DANGER, Beau Reese, is a mega rich playboy, a once Read More...
Kat Martin | My Perfect Day
June 8, 2017
People often ask what my writing day is like. Since I’m a workaholic, most of
my writing days are long and mentally tiring. I Read More...
Kat Martin | Summer Adventure
May 30, 2017
Every summer my husband and I try to have some kind of adventure. Not the
hearty kind we used to undertake--like riding horseback into Read More...
Kat Martin | Just the Right Match
February 6, 2017
Finding the right match for the hero and heroine is one of the toughest and most
exciting parts of writing a novel. The hero of Read More...
Kat Martin | My Favorite Places
January 30, 2017
Since I’m about to make my annual trek from the snow country to my house at the
beach, I thought it might be fun Read More...
Kat Martin | A Glimpse INTO THE WHIRLWIND!
May 24, 2016
Next up for me is INTO THE
WHIRLWIND, the second of my Read More...
Kat Martin | Movies and Writing
February 10, 2016
Since Academy Awards night is one of my favorite evenings, I thought it might be
fun to talk movies. Old favorites, new favorites, worst picks Read More...
Kat Martin | Glitz And Glamour...
January 26, 2016
Behind the Scenes of a Lingerie Fashion Show.
One of the fun things about writing is the places your research takes you. In Read More...
Kat Martin | What Readers Are Saying about AGAINST THE TIDE
June 10, 2015
It’s been a super exciting since the release of AGAINST THE TIDE. It
hit Read More...
Kat Martin | On the Road to Alaska
May 27, 2015
The idea for a trilogy set in Alaska began when my husband and I took a road
trip several years ago all the way to Read More...
Kat Martin | The Brodies of Alaska: A Look Behind the Scenes
February 19, 2015
Having written more than sixty books, including AGAINST THE
SKY, my Read More...
Kat Martin | Hitting the New York Times
February 4, 2015
Thirty years ago when I first started writing, my goal was to become a
successful author. I wanted to be able to quit my real Read More...
Kat Martin | How My Travels in Alaska Wound Up in a Book
May 26, 2014
Years ago, after my husband and I drove to Alaska, I wrote the Romantic
Suspense, MIDNIGHT Read More...
Kat Martin | Rugged Heroes
May 6, 2013
Of all the questions I'm asked, one of the easiest to answer is "How do you come
up with your rugged heroes?"
First let Read More...
Kat Martin | Holiday Traditions
December 19, 2012
What makes a Holiday tradition? It’s what families pass down to their children
over the decades, even over the centuries. By necessity, oftentimes in Read More...
Kat Martin | Vacationing at sea ... exhilarating or exhausting?
August 14, 2012
Next year I'm planning to take a cruise. I've only done it twice before--both
times on Carnival, fun because both were readers Read More...
Kat Martin | All time favorite movies?
March 9, 2012
Since Academy Awards Night is one of my favorite evenings, I thought it might be
fun to talk movies. Old favorites, new favorites, worst picks Read More...
Kat Martin | Is On-line Dating Destroying Romance?
January 4, 2012
Back when I was first dating, men and women talked, went to dinner, went to a
show. We took our time getting to know each Read More...
Kat Martin | Is There a Trick to Getting published?
October 17, 2011
Unfortunately, the biggest trick is finishing the book!
This year marks the release of my 50th novel (or more, depending on how you
count them Read More...
Kat Martin | An Old-fashioned Bodice Ripper
July 12, 2011
Twenty five years ago I started my first novel, MAGNIFICENT PASSAGE, a sexy
western romance Read More...
Kat Martin | My Mother’s Dream
April 9, 2011
My mother dreamed of being a writer. When I was a girl, she talked about it
often. In high school, Tulare Union in the San Read More...
Kat Martin | Hitting The New York Times Bestseller List
March 1, 2011
Twenty five years ago when I first started writing, my goal was to become a
successful author. I wanted to be able to quit my Read More...
Kat Martin | The Challenges and Rewards of Writing Trilogies
January 3, 2011
Now that I’ve started writing trilogies, I’ve found them both challenging and
rewarding. When the idea came to me for Read More...
Kat Martin | Why I Write
November 15, 2010
Some stories just won’t get out of your head until you write them down. That’s
what happened to me
with Read More...
Kat Martin | Covers: Bain or Blessing
September 27, 2010
The cover of a novel is the single most important ingredient in the success or
failure of a book. This is not something authors want Read More...
Kat Martin | Trilogies: Readers love books that have a connection!
August 16, 2010
Until fairly recently, I didn’t write trilogies. Mostly because I had to think
up three stories all at once. It’s far easier to Read More...
Kat Martin | A bride trilogy, yes ... "Cinderalla stories", no ..
April 23, 2010
Trilogy (1 & 2)
Kat Martin | Trapped in the Past
January 7, 2009
Trapped in the past for nearly two years, I have written four historicals in a
row! I much prefer to mix in Contemporary Romantic Suspense Read More...
Bestselling author Kat Martin, a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara, currently resides in Missoula, Montana with Western-author husband, L. J. Martin. More than seventeen million copies of Kat’s books are in print, and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Fifteen of her recent novels have taken top-ten spots on the New York Times Bestseller List, and her novel, BEYOND REASON, was recently optioned for a feature film.