Kate Maruyama's first novel, Harrowgate was published by 47North in September of 2013. Her short works have appeared in Arcadia Magazine, Controlled Burn and Stoneboat as well as on Salon, The Rumpus, and Gemini Magazine, where her flash prose piece, "The Weight of Things" was nominated for a 2010 Pushcart and Dzanc's Best of the Web.

She edited Nicole Sconiers' speculative short fiction collection, Escape from Beckyville: Tales of Race Hair and Rage and co-founded AnnotationNation.com, a site that looks at fiction in terms of craft. She is affiliate faculty at Antioch University Los Angeles in the MFA program and writes, teaches, cooks and eats in Los Angeles where she lives with her family.