Kate Robards is a suspense fiction writer.
As the daughter of a librarian, she developed a love of reading and writing at an early age. Kate studied journalism and advertising at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, and she currently works in communications at a nonprofit organization. She lives outside Chicago with her family.
A member of Sisters in Crime, Kate is active in the Chicagoland writing community. She is currently seeking representation for her first novel, The Songbird Baby.
Soon to Be Famous
2020 Illinois Manuscript Contest Winner
Kate is the winner of the 2020 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Contest. The competition recognizes unpublished adult fiction novels by Illinois authors.
In this video, Kate talks about her background in writing and previews The Songbird Baby.
In a webinar hosted by the Illinois Author Project, Kate speaks about how current events have impacted her writing and offers advice to fellow writers.