Kathy Gates loves three things: travel, reading about travel and making up stories about travel. Born and raised in Sydney, Kathy lives in Hobart – it’s like Sydney but smaller and the food and wine are better. Plus everything is close, including some of the best walking tracks.
Born and raised in Sydney, Kathy lives in Hobart – it’s like Sydney but smaller and the food and wine are better. Plus everything is close, including some of the best walking tracks.Until January 2015 Kathy worked in marketing where she enjoyed making up stories; writing travel fiction seemed an obvious career move. The inspiration for Kathy's first novella, Juliet's Journey was a two week stay in the village of Baiardo where she worked as a volunteer at cultural association called A.C.L.E. It is a tranquil place in the mountains above San Remo. The art school, which inspired the Centro, is actually in Tuscany, in a pretty walled town called Casole d'Elsa. And yes, Kathy did a volunteer stint there as well. The school is called Centro D'Arte Verrocchio and holds classes throughout summer each year.
Books by Kathy Gates
by Kathy Gates
Juliet is about to arrive in the beautiful Italian village of Baiardo. She's hoping to get her life back on track after the death of her mother. Warmth, friendship and maybe even love become part of her journey. But this little piece of paradise is threatened when someone from her past arrives with plans for both Juliet and the village. Without hesitation, she joins the battle to save the soul of the place she has come to love.