KATE MERRILL is a longtime art gallery owner, real estate broker and passionate writer. She graduated from Wittenberg University with majors in art and English. She owned galleries in the Main Line Philadelphia area before moving the gallery to Davidson NC in 1996.
Kate lives with her family on Lake Norman in North Carolina. When she is not writing, working with the art community, or selling real estate, she enjoys swimming, boating, and allowing her two strong-headed Golden Retrievers to take her for a walk.
THE DIANA RITTENHOUSE MYSTERY series of five novels is now complete. It describes the adventures, murder, and mayhem that challenge real estate agent Diana when she moves from Philadelphia to begin a new life in rural North Carolina. Books include A Lethal Listing, Blood Brothers, Crimes of Commission, Dooley is Dead, and Buyer Beware.
The upcoming AMANDA RITTENHOUSE MYSTERY series follows Amanda's lesbian artist daughter as she reunites with her long-estranged mom in North Carolina. As Amanda seeks a new life and new love, she too encounters murder, abduction and political intrigue as she follows in her mother's footsteps as an amateur sleuth. Books include Murder at Metrolina, Homicide at Hatteras (coming fall 2017).
Kate's romance, Flames of Summer, captures the ambiance of rural Alabama including the characters, culture, and lingering racial and class tensions while celebrating the eternal nature of commitment
All Kate’s books are available for retail purchase at Amazon, Kindle, all major online and select independent bookstores.
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