Kate Loveday

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Kate lives in Adelaide, South Australia with husband Peter. She previously worked as as natural/beauty therapist.
She commenced writing as as a freelance travel writer. Since then she has had many short stories published and is the published author of five novels, including the Redwoods trilogy, which are stories of historical romance and family saga

Her books,'Inheritance' and 'Black Mountain' are published by Escape Publishers, and receive 5 and 4 star reviews.
Her latest book 'The Trophy Wife' , was written out of her concern for the shocking incidence of domestic violence in.our world today. The book depicts how one woman deals with this in an inventive way.
The Redwoods trilogy is a historical series with strong romantic elements, and is set in Australia in the late 1800's

Kate now pursues her passions of writing, reading, and listening to music, and is working on a non fiction book about staying young and healthy at all ages. She likes chocolate, wining and dining, travelling, dogs, and hanging out with family and friends.

Smashwords Interview

What kind of books do you like to read?
I like to read women's fiction - particularly romantic tales of women making their way in the world with a bit of adventure and suspense in them. I also love a good mystery/ thriller,
How did you first start writing?
I have been a reader from my early childhood, and have wanted to write ever since school days.
I made a few attempts earlier in life, but raising a family and helpingto run a family business took all my time.

Along the way I married Peter. We have a happy marriage, but our world was turned upside down when we lost two of our dearly loved family several years ago. We decided to take time out from the world, and set out to travel Australia with a large caravan and our two dogs. For how long we had no idea.

As we set out I realised that Peter would be fully occupied with getting us from place to place, looking after the rig, and indulging his passions for fishing and photography. But what was I to do while we spent leisure time in the places we visited?

After a busy life spent working I finally had time on my hands. It was the perfect time to test my writing skills, to see if I could really write. I completed a correspondence course while we travelled slowly up the east coast of Australia, and I started writing travel articles about the wonderful places we visited.

The first article I had accepted for publication was in the Caravan World magazine. It was about sighting the elusive platypus swimming in the Broken River in the Eungella National Park in Queensland .
I was over the moon to see that article in a two page colour spread, with my name beside it, and a lovely photo Peter had taken.

I published many more travel articles before switching to writing fiction. But that first article was the start of my writing career.
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Where to find Kate Loveday online


Books

The Trophy Wife
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,780. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Erin McDonald is swept off her feet by high powered business mogul, Giles Brightman. She can hardly believe it when he proposes marriage. But she soon realises he wants nothing more from her than to look beautiful and be compliant. When he mistreats her she plans to leave him. With little money of her own, and a platinum Amex card, she develops an audacious idea.
An Ambitious Woman: Book Three of the Redwood Series
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Joy Barron wants it wants it all – love, marriage and success. She’s not about to let anything stand in the way of what she wants. Not even the risk of scandal. The final book in the trilogy continues the story of the Barrons, the Cavanaghs, and their struggle to establish the Redwoods Thoroughbred Stud. Will Joy’s ambition, and her longing for romance, finally destroy everything she holds dear?
A Liberated Woman:Redwoods Trilogy Book Two: A Romantic Novel
Series: Redwoods, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,340. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00)
Kitty Barron believes she is content with her safe and settled life – until meeting with Rufe Cavanagh changes her mind. But can love be re- kindled after sixteen years? And how will their unworldly teenage daughters cope with the amorous attentions of young men when they go to London for a Season at Queen Victoria's court?
Reflections
Price: Free! Words: 8,400. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mashups
A collection of light hearted short stories which could be set any where in the world. We can find humour and interest in any situation and possibly reflect on the absolute joy of living.
An Independent Woman:Redwoods Trilogy Book One: A Romantic Novel
Series: Redwoods, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 87,270. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
(4.00)
It is often a spur-of-the-moment decision that can become a turning point in life. In nineteenth century London Kitty Morland yields to temptation and commits a crime. Fearful of punishment by the harsh laws of the day she flees to Australia, taking her mother with her. She marries to find security for them both but when she has a chance for love and happiness she must make a difficult decision

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Smashwords book reviews by Kate Loveday

  • Heller on April 08, 2012

    I hae just finished Heller's Punishment - the first one in the series that I have read, and I intend to read them all. The scene with Tilly in the dinosaur's suit had me laughing out loud, and I was hooked. Not only is the book hugely entertaining, it is also well written. Ms Nixon knows her craft well!