All About Kat Cantrell

Kat read her first Harlequin novel in third grade and has been scribbling in notebooks since she learned to spell. What else would she write but romance? She majored in Literature, officially with the intent to teach, but somehow ended up buried in middle management at Corporate America, Inc.

Kat became a stay-at-home mom in 2009 and devoted nap time to writing. After three years and many thousands of words, her dream of publication finally came true. When she’s not writing about characters on the journey to happily ever after, she can be found at a soccer game, watching Friends or dancing with her kids to Duran Duran and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Kat, her husband and their two boys live in North Texas. She’s a proud member of Romance Writers of America®. Kat was the 2012 Harlequin So You Think You Can Write winner and a 2012 RWA® Golden Heart® finalist for best unpublished series contemporary manuscript.

Kat's Info

2012 GH Finaling Category
Series Contemporary

2012 GH Finaling Manuscript
The Divorce Deal (now called Marriage With Benefits, releasing February 2013 from Harlequin Desire)

Kat's Fun Facts

I Like Books Set In…

I love to read books set in exotic places. Always have. I especially love it when the author incorporates real places that I’ve been or could eventually visit. So, my latest release, Pregnant By Morning, takes place in Venice and I did a blog post at Harlequin Junkie talking about setting, and closed with a […]


Me Read Pretty One Day

If you’re reading this post, congratulations! You’re one of the 83% of the people in the world who can. In case that’s not clear enough, 17% of people in the world TODAY can’t read simple sentences. In a world full of smart phones, instant messaging, and internet connections galore, it can be hard to fathom. […]


Release Party! Ami Weaver’s An Accidental Family

Hey everyone! It’s PARTY TIME!!! I’m so thrilled to be hosting Ami Weaver’s release party today! Ami and I have been on parallel paths to publication for a looooong time. We were both Mills&Boon New Voices finalists, winners in Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest (which landed us both our first contracts) and finally Golden Heart sisters. Whew! […]


Writer Wednesday-The Big Black Moment

We’ve been having some technical difficulties on the Firebirds’ Blog, so I’m reposting something I wrote for my personal blog a while back. It’s something I hope you’ll comment on–because I want to see if the comment fix is working. 🙂 In the world of romance novels, the characters move through the story, drawing closer […]


Introducing Writer Wednesdays

We’re trying on some new hats here at the Firebirds Blog. I call this one “Writer Wednesday”, in which we reach out to those of you who aspire to put words on a page so others may read them. In honor of the new year, today’s post is about GOALS. What’s a goal, you ask? […]


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