M.K. Ducote grew up in the small town of Davie, Florida. Eager to see more of the world, M.K. studied abroad in Melbourne, Tokyo and Paris as an undergraduate and interned with Sotheby’s Auction house in New York and Melbourne. M.K. graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 GPA from the University of Florida (B.S. in Business Finance, B.A. in Classics and Minor in Art History) and gave the Commencement Speech for her graduating class. The eternal scholar, M.K. went on to law school and studied international law and human rights in Cape Town and Lima, graduating with a J.D. from the University of Florida and an LL.M. from the University of Miami.
Having seen the world, M.K. settled down to practice law and met her husband, Chapman Ducote, a professional racecar driver and entrepreneur with over 14 career podiums under his belt. Tossed into the exciting and scandalous world of motorsports, M.K. was enthralled by the behind-the-scenes drama. M.K. quickly turned to her life-long passion and set pen to paper, plucking from real life the colorful settings and scenes of her fiction series, Naked Paddock.
M.K.’s exciting lifestyle as an author and racer wife has lead to television appearances on the E!, Bravo and Style networks, including her appearance in five episodes of Kourtney & Kim [Kardashian] Take Miami. She is currently a brand ambassador for Essentia water and Levinson’s Jewelers. In her free time, M.K. enjoys playing the cello, cycling in Aspen, horseback riding, free diving in the Bahamas, racing karts and reading, but her true passion is writing. Each year, M.K. Ducote embraces her love for travel and writing, accompanying her husband to racing circuits all over the world and gathering inspiration for her high-octane racing novels. When not on the road, M.K. calls home to Miami Beach, Florida.