Kate lives in Seattle with her husband and two children, of whom she loves to paint portraits. She has always dabbled in art and dreamed of being a children's book illustrator. She majored in computer animation, winning a student Emmy for her work on Las Pinatas. Her first career was in the video gaming industry, where she has credits on projects ranging from Spore Creatures to Spiderman: Web of Shadows. The last few years she has been taking care of her kids at home, where she has seen first-hand how children's books spark kids' desire to learn and imagine.