While studying for a degree in Psychology, Kate Medina joined the Territorial Army where she spent five years, first as an officer trainee and later as a Troop Commander in the Royal Engineers. She then joined global military intelligence publisher, Jane’s Information Group, as Managing Editor, Land Based Weapons and whilst at Jane’s spent time in Cambodia working with mine clearance charities. She has been a strategy consultant and lecturer in business at the London Business School and London School of Economics. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and now writes full time.
Medina’s debut novel. White Crocodile, a thriller set in the landmine fields of Cambodia and inspired by personal experience, was called a ‘remarkable debut’ in The Independent, ‘a stunning debut’ in the Sunday Mirror and ‘evocative’ in The Times. She was also invited to talk about White Crocodile on Radio 4, Women’s Hour. Her second novel, Fire Damage, the first in a series featuring clinical psychologist Dr Jessie Flynn, was published in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, being described as ‘an excellent start to a new series’ in the Sunday Express, ‘a thrilling new series’ in Woman and Home, ‘gripping’ in the Literary Review, and ‘a haunting thriller’ in Grazia magazine. Scared to Death, second in the Jessie Flynn series was published in 2017. Kate lives in London with her husband, three children, two dogs and a cat.