Kate White Bio

Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels of suspense: seven standalone psychological thrillers, including The Fiancée (June 2021) and Have You Seen Me?, an Amazon Editors’ mystery and thriller pick for 2020, as well as eight Bailey Weggins mysteries, including Such a Perfect Wife (2019), which was nominated for an International Thriller Writers Award.

For fourteen years Kate served as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine, which under her became the most successful magazine in single copy sales in the U.S. for her entire tenure. Though she loved the job (and all the freebies to be found in the Cosmo beauty closet), she decided to leave nine years ago to concentrate full-time on being a suspense author.

Her first mystery, Even If It Kills Her, was a Kelly Ripa Book Club pick and #1 bestseller on Amazon. She has been published in countries around the world.

Like many female mystery writers, Kate fell in love with the genre after reading her first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of Redgate Farm.

Kate is a frequent speaker at libraries and conferences and loves to share her journey from magazine editor to suspense novelist in a talk called “On Becoming an Author: How to Forge a New Creative Path and Find Winning Ideas All Around You.”

She is also the editor of the Mystery Writers of America Cookbook, a collection of recipes from the field’s top-selling authors. In addition to writing suspense novels, Kate is the author of several popular career books, including I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: How to Ask for the Money, Snag the Promotion, and Create the Career You Deserve, and the ground-breaking Wall Street Journal bestseller, Why Good Girls Don’t Get Ahead but Gutsy Girls Do.

She is married with two children and now divides her time now between New York City and Las Flores, Uruguay.

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