Kate was born and educated in England. She lived and worked in America for nine years where she met and married her Dutch husband, Peter. They have two children who currently live in Holland. Kate spent 26 happy years in Holland where, during the last six years, she taught English at a Dutch grammar school.

Kate and Peter retired to France in 2017 where she enjoys walking, swimming, gardening and reading. Her love of books has drawn her to the AIKB library where she works with an enthusiastic group of volunteers.