Kate Lehrer writes novels, book reviews, short stories, and essays, some anthologized. Her latest novel Confessions of a Bigamist came out in paperback in May 2005. Her historically-inspired work Out of Eden won the Western Heritage Award.
In addition to writing, Lehrer appears as a frequent guest panelist on National Public Radio’s The Diane Rehm Show Book Club. She also participates in a wide range of literary organizations, events, and lectures, including talks at book clubs. She is a founding member of PEN/Faulkner and recently served on advisory councils for the arts and sciences at Texas Christian University and George Mason University.
Lehrer grew up in Texas, where she met and married her husband Jim. They have three daughters and live in Washington, D.C.