Author Kate Gateley is proud to live, work, write, and raise children on Unceded Quw’utsun Territory. Continue reading for Kate’s full bio.

Award-winning Canadian fantasy author

With a B.A. in Linguistics and a B.Sc. in Physiology from the University of Saskatchewan, Kate Gateley has always been fascinated by history, Celtic Ideology, ancestral memory and generational wounding, and the “Divine Feminine,” and those personal studies continue to influence every aspect of her life, on the pages of her books and off. 

When Kate published her first book, Tides of the Sovereign (FriesenPress 2022), Book One of the Lost Wells Trilogy, she knew that it was only the beginning of a story she has always wanted to write—one with heart and meaning that was actually worth sharing. In December, 2022, Tides of the Sovereign was announced as the winning title in the Fantasy/Sci-Fi category of the Canadian Book Club Awards, and was a finalist for the 2022 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards. Continuing now in Book Two, Mantle of the World Ruler, and beyond into the next volume still to come, that story has grown far beyond what she could ever have imagined … into something that she dearly hopes can one day find—and deserve—a cherished spot among those volumes of both contemporary fantasy and historical romance that so inspired her growing up.

Kate currently lives, and writes, on a small farm in the Cowichan Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, with her amazing husband, two incredible sons, an adorable dog, several barn cats who don’t earn their keep, and some decidedly ungrateful chickens … all of whom are very dearly loved. She is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC), Federation of BC Writers (BCFW) and Independent Book Publishers Association (IPBA).

Get a copy of Tides of the Sovereign and Mantle of the World Ruler by visiting the Books page, and subscribe to the newsletter for updates on book releases, upcoming events, and more pertaining to the Lost Wells Trilogy.

And I soon had the overwhelming sense that I was exactly where I needed to be.”


2022 Winner of the Canadian Book Club Awards Tides of the Sovereign
2023 Readers’ Favorite - Book Award Winner Mantle of the World Ruler
2023 Finalist of the Canadian Book Club Awards Mantle of the World Ruler