Kate Lattey lives in Paraparaumu, New Zealand and has been writing stories ever since she can remember. Most of her stories are based around ponies and the New Zealand equestrian lifestyle, combining her own and others' real-life experiences with a healthy dose of imagination. Her books are undeniably "horsey", yet also appeal to a broader range of readers with their well-written characters, tight pacing, and a firm grounding in realism that often leads to unexpected turns of events.
Kate started riding at the age of 10, and was lucky enough to get her first pony two years later. She went on to compete her ponies regularly as a teenager before heading to university and gaining a BA in English and Media Studies.
In the years since, Kate has never been far from horses, and has worked in various jobs including as a livery yard groom in England, a trekking guide in Ireland, has run a riding school in New Zealand, and spent five wonderful summers in the USA as a camp counsellor at Road's End Farm, NH. During her time there Kate wrote several short stories about the farm's horses, which were a huge hit with the campers. You can download these short stories for free here on Smashwords!