About Kat

Kat LathamRITA Award-nominated Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series.

She’s a California girl who moved to Europe the day after graduating from UCLA, ditching her tank tops for raincoats. She spent several years teaching English in Prague followed by several more working for a humanitarian organization in London. She now lives with her British husband and baby girl in a small town in the rural Netherlands surrounded by miles and miles of green pasture, canals and Shetland ponies. Kat’s slowly adjusting to life in a place where bicycles and cows seem to outnumber people.

With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves reading and writing stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She’s been fortunate enough to win some contests, including the Golden Pen and Ignite the Flame, though her Mom is most proud of Kat winning the sex-scene contest, Between the Sheets.

Through her British husband (Dr Smarty Pants, PhD), Kat’s gained a keen appreciation for rugby, cricket, and the sound of a pucka English accent saying words ending in ‘-er’. He inspired her to write a series about hot rugby players with incredibly sexy voices. The first in the series, Knowing the Score, was published by Carina Press in summer 2013.

Kat’s other career involves writing and editing for charities, and she’s had the privilege of traveling to Kenya, Ethiopia and Northern Ireland to write about the heroic people helping their communities survive poverty, inequality and hunger.

When she’s not traveling, reading or writing, Kat can be found sharing overly personal things on her blog, Twitter and Facebook.

Kat is represented by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency.

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Here are some of my more personal blog posts:

  1. The sexiest trait a man can have (aka, the post where Kat admits to blowing her nose in her husband’s shirt)
  2. The worst thing I’ve ever written didn’t kill me
  3. My mom the reluctant feminist
  4. Grandpa’s Christmas atlas
  5. Confessions of a feminist romance writer
  6. Celebrating 10 years abroad: Why following your heart pays off

And here are some of my most popular posts for writers:

  1. Five things romance writers should know about vaginas
  2. Five things novelists should do when writing for the web
  3. Ten tips on writing characters with accents (guest post by novelist Rose Lerner)
  4. Why my romance novel hero is the ugliest man in the world
  5. Describing how a man smells

7 thoughts on “About Kat

  1. Kay, my dad was born in Gronigen. His family moved to the Iowa, I believe, when he was young. Then they moved to Chicago, IL. My dad was in WWII. He was in the army. He was killed in Germany. I turned 3 a few months later. I really don’t know anything about Groningen. Grandma never talked about it and Grandpa always spoke in Dutch around family. We didn’t communicate much. I never learned any of the Dutch language. I do miss how Grandma said my name. Any of us in the family whose first name started with a J. Grandma did tell me that she worked in her brother-in-laws bakery in Groningen. Mom had dad buried in the national cemetary, Margraten. Candace Calvert told me she had a niece living in Groningen. It really is a small world! By the way, congratulation on the birth of Lilah. She’s a cutie. Sorry to bore you with this. It was just a surprise to see that you lived there.
    Have a great day!

    1. Judy, I’m so very sorry that I just saw this amazing comment! I’ve been away from my website for a while as I recovered from Lilah’s birth and got a grip on having two little kiddos, but your comment just brought tears to my eyes. I’m so very sorry to hear about how you lost your father so young. If you ever want pictures of Groningen, especially if you have the names of places or streets that were important to your family, please let me know. For now, here is a picture of a statue that makes me pause every time I pass it. It’s St. George defeating the dragon (which you can’t see because it’s on the wall behind the flowers), and it’s a WWII war memorial. I took this picture on Liberation Day this year. I just want you to know that your father and the people who fought alongside him are still with us and that families like yours are very much remembered for their unfathomable sacrifice.

      St George and the Dragon war memorial, Groningen

  2. Kat, you are such a sweetheart to offer to send me some pictures of Groningen. I DON’T have any! I have 3 cousins who, obviously, know a lot more. Two of my cousins visited Groningen with their parents, my dad’s oldest brother and his wife. They may have some addresses. I’d love a picture of the house that they lived in, if it’s still standing. Wouldn’t that be wonderful to show my children and grandchildren. I would mean a lot to me. I’ll give my cousins a call. If they don’t, I’d appreciate seeing what the town looks like. I’m sure it’s changed since, I believe, 1926 when they immigrated to the states. I’m probably way off. I’ll get back to you later.
    Is this statue in Groningen?

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