About Author Kate McGaughey
A lover of travel, food and wines, Kate McGaughey has forged a career that's taken her to the Far East, Middle East and Africa. Who knew all those ocean-crossing flights would provide the perfect opportunity to delve into her lifelong dream to write a book?
Having grown up with a persistent fear of fire, and with daily access to medical drama later, via her doctor-husband, McGaughey invoked that fear and inspiration to pen her first book, Feel the Heat, in 2014. She introduced her second book in the Lucy Irving medical-mystery series, Hear The Bells, in summer 2016.
McGaughey's connection to Chapel Hill, N.C., dates back to her work in the field of higher education and her position at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she spent six terrific years—and became a true Tar Heel fan.
McGaughey now lives in Virginia Beach, Va., with her husband and two golden retrievers, where she continues to work on her five-book series. Stay tuned for more in the life of Lucy Irving!