Kay grew up in England and moved to Canada with her parents when she was still a teenager. Shortly after arriving in B.C., she met her husband, then serving in the Canadian navy, in the unromantic setting of a dog club banquet. Later, Kay and her husband lived in Winnipeg and Thunder Bay before settling in Vancouver where they now make their home. They have two grown sons and, at various times, have more or less willingly shared their house with dogs, hamsters, gerbils, rats and ferrets. Currently down to one energetically neurotic Aussie Shepherd.
Over the years Kay has had more jobs than she can count, many of which have provided invaluable background for her stories. In 1986 she sold her first book, A STAR FOR A RING, to a publisher in England. Since then she has written more than 40 books, novellas and short stories which have been translated into over 20 languages. Now Kay says, “Writing is definitely the best job I’ve ever had and it’s one I don’t plan to change.”