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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.

She is the winner of the 2020 Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Manuscript Contest. The competition recognizes unpublished adult fiction novels by Illinois authors.

Kate currently works in communications at a nonprofit organization. She lives outside Chicago with her family. 


The Three Deaths of Willa Stannard is her first book.

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