Kasey Michaels Has Died At 79

By: Brandon Williams, August 2nd, 2023 3:08 pm.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kasey Michaels, real name Kathryn A. Seidick, passed away on Tuesday from a battle with cancer. She was 79 years old.

Seidick began her writing journey at a young age, crafting stories and exploring her creativity. In 1983, she published her first historical romance novel, titled The Tenacious Miss Tamerlane, under her pen name Kasey Michaels. This marked the beginning of a prolific career that would see her become a well-known and respected figure in the romance genre.

Throughout her career, Kathryn has written an impressive number of novels spanning various subgenres of romance fiction, including historical romance, contemporary romance, and romantic suspense. Her works often feature strong, independent heroines and charismatic heroes who navigate challenges and conflicts on their way to finding love and happiness. Her writing is characterized by a blend of humor, sensuality, and intricate storytelling that keeps readers engaged from start to finish.

One of Kathryn Seidick’s notable contributions was her ability to create rich and vivid historical settings. Her historical romance novels are meticulously researched, immersing readers in different time periods and cultures. Her attention to detail added depth and authenticity to her stories, making them all the more captivating for her audience.

Over the years, Seidick received recognition and accolades for her writing. She won a RITA Award for her novel The Lurid Lady Lockport, a Waldenbooks Award for Out of the Blue, and a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times magazine. Her consistent ability to deliver engaging and emotionally resonant tales earned her a dedicated readership and a lasting legacy within the romance genre. According to her son Ed, she was most proud of being a New York Times bestselling author.

Kathryn is survived by her sons Ed and Michael, daughters Anne and Megan, brother Edward, and sister Bonnie. She was predeceased by her son, Charles, and her husband, Michael.

You can read Kathryn’s full obituary at Legacy.com.

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