Katie O'Connor is a romance author and book lover. She writes both sweet and steamy romances with contemporary and western themes. Katie's career path has been long and twisted. She's been a waitress, chambermaid, cashier, store manager, as well as a lab and x-ray technician. Early in Katie's writing career she completed seven novels while raising twin girls. With family life taking up much her time, writing took a back seat until life calmed down. She was first published in 2011 by Etopia Press.
She's morphed into a hybrid author, both traditionally and independently published. She has a contemporary romance series with Resplendence Publishing, The Heart's Haven Series and has just signed a seven-book contract with Camel Press for her Coyote Creek romances.
Katie's interests are diverse. She'll try anything once and maybe twice. She's tried distance running, martial arts and box lacrosse. She coached a Junior B Ladies team for a year. Katie loves hunting, fishing, target shooting, hiking, 4-wheeling and anything else outdoors.
She grew up in northern Alberta where she married her high school sweetheart. They're now living their happily ever after in Calgary. She is extremely proud of her daughters and five grandchildren. She has two wonderful sons-in-law and a large support network of friends, family and fellow authors.
She splits her time between her city home and the bush retreat she calls Sanctuary. Katie's favorite writing spot is where she can hear bird calls, listen to the wind in the trees, and be inspired by the deer and elk that wander by.
Reading, knitting, crochet.
Playing with grandkids.
Quadding, hunting and fishing.
Walking. I'm on a fit-kick and I'm walking 15-20 thousand steps a day.