Kitty Ray was born in Surrey. She attended St Martin’s School of Art in the 1960s and ‘swinging London’ provided the inspiration for much of her debut novel, Stoats and Weasels. Graduating in 1968 with a First Class Honours degree in Fashion Design and Textiles, she worked briefly as a fashion designer before changing direction to train as a teacher of Art and Craft.
She began writing in 1992 but still assists children with special needs at a local primary school. After spells in London, Norfolk and Aberdeen, and a variety of jobs, Kitty has settled on the edge of a tiny village near Ipswich, Suffolk. She lives with her pilot husband and their two sons.