Kate McIntyre collected two things as a kid: books and rocks. She lived five houses away from the library and spent all her allowance on new and used books. Eventually she started thinking up stories of her own. After graduating from high school, the love of rocks won out for a while. Kate studied to become, and became, a working geologist. Once her daughter was born, Kate’s urge to write returned and couldn’t be ignored.

Kate McIntyre is an author, scientific editor and translator. She has a bachelor’s degree from Columbia University and PhD in Earth and Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Kate worked for several years at the University of California, Santa Barbara and at the California Institute of Technology. After her move to the Netherlands, she started writing fiction. Her first book De knikkelares (Uitgeverij Lemniscaat, ISBN 9047705062, In Dutch) was published in December 2013.

Kate currently works for the Department of Genetics at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and lives with her husband and daughter in the city of Groningen.