Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Kate has lived in 5 states and Japan.
She has been writing practically since she was able to pick up a pencil and string a few words together. English was always her favorite subject in school.
She graduated from Wolfson Senior High School in Jacksonville, Florida in 1967. About a year later she joined the Air Force where while in tech school for Air Traffic Control, she met her first husband and the father of her two children.
She attended The University of Maryland, Far East Division, while stationed with her husband in Japan and she has also attended Wright Junior College and Lake County Junior College, both located in Illinois.
A Better Place, was started and completed in 1992. The cover for this book, is her first painting done when she was 15 and at that time was signing her work as Rane'.
She lives about 40 miles north of Chicago and has lived in Illinois since 1983.
The cover for the sequel, The Search for Robert, is a charcoal sketch she did of the Evanston Lighthouse.
She enjoys gardening and spoiling her granddaughter Katie.
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A Better Place: The Search for Robert
by Kate Raffordy
Due to a deadly disease, boys are subject to a mandatory quarantine at age twelve.
For Robert, an escape ended his quarantine of over thirty years.
Learning their brother—taken thirty years ago— may still be alive, Beth and Cora go in search of him.
Francis may have escaped the quarantine but certainly not unscathed.
These three worlds were destined to collide
A Better Place
by Kate Raffordy
A deadly disease has all but eliminated the world's male population and boys are taken from their homes at the age of twelve to be tested for the disease; never to return to their families. One woman conspires to oppose the system by agreeing to her sister's plan of falsifying her son's birth certificate and masquerading her son as a girl.
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