Kate McGinn admits to being a classic bookworm whose parents scolded her for always having her "nose in a book". She credits her Irish heritage for her love of storytelling. Writing primarily short stories over the years, she decided to begin her first novel in 2015. Exodus is a romantic suspense story and the first book in the Clare Thibodeaux series. She published the second book in the suspense series, Winter's Icy Caress in June 2017. She has contributed to two short story anthologies and has two new books in the works. Kate enjoys reading, golf, travel and hanging out with a crazy yellow lab (who believes he's royalty). She and her husband have two adult sons and live near the Mississippi River in Wisconsin.