Kate Maruyama's first novel was Harrowgate (47North, 2013). Her novella Family Solstice is out now from Omnium Gatherum. Her short works have appeared in Asimov's Science Fiction, Arcadia Magazine, and Controlled Burn; in Entropy, Duende, The Rumpus, and other journals; and in numerous anthologies, including Winter Horror Days (Omnium Gatherum Media, 2015) Halloween Carnival 3 (Hydra, 2017), and the upcoming December Tales (Curious Blue Press, Sept. 2021).

Maruyama edited Nicole Sconiers's speculative short fiction collection, Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race, Hair and Rage (Spring Lane Publishing, 2011), has been a jury chair for the Bram Stoker Awards, and was twice a juror for the Shirley Jackson Awards. She is a member of the SFWA and the HWA, where she serves on the Diverse Works Inclusion Committee.

She was raised on books and weaned on movies in New England. She now writes, teaches, cooks, and eats in Los Angeles, where she lives with her family.