Kathy Gates

Kathy Gates

Kathy Gates

Born and raised in Sydney, Kathy Gates had a long career in arts and broadcast marketing before swapping her desk for the road to become a full-time traveller and part-time English teacher. She has taught in Italy, Germany, Poland, Kenya, Tanzania, and Mongolia.

Kathy enjoys reading, writing, walking, teaching, and travelling. When she isn’t globetrotting, Kathy’s base is Hobart, Tasmania.

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 Kathy Gates swapped
her desk for the road.


Kathy’s love of Rome is inspiration for her latest novel.

Kathy writes women’s fiction/cosy mystery where the heroine solves a puzzle or saves a community while falling in love—usually in Italy. Her love of Italy—particularly Rome—is the inspiration for her latest novel. The eternal city is the backdrop to secrets, lies, and events that get lost in translation. Inveterate scene-stealer Tuscany plays a supporting role.

Kathy’s novella, Juliet’s Journey, also set in Italy and published in 2015, received a five-star review from Italophile Book Reviews who called the story ‘an entertaining, compact novella romance with lots of Italian flavours.’

In addition to fiction, Kathy has written about the love of books and reading for the website Amreading. She’s also penned on lifestyle and travel for the digital magazine Boomercafe.


Keira in Rome

Two mysteries to solve. Who can Keira trust?

Keira Brody’s Roman holiday isn’t living up to the hype until mysterious compatriot Leo Callinan walks through her door. Journalist Keira smells a big story.

Enigmatic Leo is charming and fun, but why the secrecy about his trouble with the local authorities and why is one particular carabiniere hostile towards him?

Determined, Keira vows to help Leo. Will the decision make her career or break her heart?