Kate Foster has been a national newspaper journalist for over 20 years. Growing up in Edinburgh, she became fascinated by its history and often uses it as inspiration for her stories. Her first novel, The Maiden, a feminist revisionist take on the Scottish legend of The White Lady of Corstorphine, won the Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect competition in 2020 and the Bloody Scotland Crime Debut of the Year in 2023. She lives in Edinburgh with her two children.