Kate Kingsbury grew up in London, England, and at ery early age began telling stories to her school friends during the London Blitz of WW II while huddling in bomb shelters. Kate wen to the U.S. in the arly seventies, and ad passed her 50th birthday when she published her irst novel. Writing as Doreen Roberts, ( her real name at time) she published 26 romance novels for Harlequin/Silhouette. In 1991 her first Pennyfoot Hotel book was published and since then Kate has written 35 mysteries, including the Manor House mysteries, the Bellehaven House mysteries ( written as Rebecca Kent) and the Raven 's Nest mysteries, ( written as Allison Kingsley.) Her new series, The Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries debuted in January, 2017 with Dead and Breakfast, featuring a B& amp; B on the Oregon coast. She has one daughte, Regan, and lives with her daughter, Bill, in he beautiful state of Oregon.