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BIO

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Kate Robards is the author of two thriller novels. Her debut novel, The Three Deaths of Willa Stannard, was nominated for the 2024 Simon & Schuster Mary Higgins Clark Award and received a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. Her second novel, Only the Guilty Survive, will be released in the summer of 2024.


She studied journalism and advertising at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. Currently, Kate works in communications at a nonprofit organization.


When Kate isn’t writing her next book, she’s spending time with her children, gardening, reading, or tackling a new sewing project. She lives outside Chicago with her family.

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