Kate Rorick is a writer of television, web series, and novels. She has written for a variety of television shows, including Law and Order: Criminal Intent (NBC), Terra Nova (FOX) and The Librarians (TNT). In 2012 she became a writer and producer for the Emmy Award-winning web series The Lizzie Bennet Diaries, which lead to her writing The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet with showrunner Bernie Su and The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet with Rachel Kiley.
In her spare time, she is the bestselling author of historical romance novels under the name Kate Noble. Rorick is a graduate of Syracuse University and lives in Los Angeles.
The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet
Before her older sister, Lizzie, started her wildly popular vlog, Lydia was just a normal twenty-year-old plotting the many ways she could get away with skipping her community college classes and finding the perfect fake ID. She may not have had much direction, but she loved her family and had plenty of fun. Then Lizzie’s vlog turned the Bennet sisters into Internet sensations, and Lydia basked in the attention as people watched, debated, tweeted, tumblr’d, and blogged about her life. But not all attention is good...
After her ex-boyfriend, George Wickham took advantage of Lydia’s newfound web-fame, betrayed her trust, and destroyed her online reputation, she’s no longer a naïve, carefree girl. Now, Lydia must work to win back her family’s trust and respect and find her place in a far more judgmental world.
Told in Lydia’s distinctive, eccentric, and endearing voice, The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet picks up right where The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet left off and takes you behind the webcam and into the lives of your favorite sisters in a way that’s sure to satisfy existing fans and delight new ones.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet
Twenty-four-year-old grad student Lizzie Bennet is saddled by student loan debt and still living at home along her two sisters - beautiful Jane and reckless Lydia. When she starts recording her reflections on life for her thesis project and posts them on YouTube, she has no idea The Lizzie Bennet Diaries will soon take on a life of their own, becoming an online sensation and turning the Bennet sisters into internet celebrities, seemingly overnight.
When rich, handsome Bing Lee comes to town, along with his stuck-up friend William Darcy, things really start to get interesting for the Bennets — and for Lizzie's viewers. But not everything happens on-screen. Lucky for us, Lizzie has a secret diary.
The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet takes readers deep inside Lizzie's world and well beyond the confines of her camera — from the wedding where she first meets William Darcy to the local hangout of Carter's bar, and much more. Providing revealing details about the Bennet household, including Lizzie's growing suspicions about her parents' unstable financial situation and her sister's budding relationship with Bing Lee; her anxieties about life after grad school, the perils of her unexpected fame; and her uncertainty over her future… and whom she wants to share it with.
Featuring plenty of fresh twists to delight fans and new readers alike, The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet expands on the web series phenomenon that captivated a generation and reimagines the Pride and Prejudice story like never before.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is the Emmy, Streamy and IAWTV-award winning smash hit web series that brought the word “transmedia” into everyday vocabularies.
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is a modernized adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, Pride and Prejudice. The story is told primarily through Lizzie Bennet’s Video Diaries, while being supported by her and other characters social media streams (Twitter, Tumblr, etc). The series was developed by Hank Green and Bernie Su.
Here’s episode 1:
“ Genius ... I like to think that if Austen was writing now, she might have created something very like this. ”
- The Guardian
- The Awl
» When writing The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet, I made a massive calendar of events. Keeping track of everything that happened on screen and online was a huge challenge – even though since I wrote for the series I knew/invented a lot of it in the first place!
» I was the last addition to The Lizzie Bennet Diaries writing staff. I had worked with co-executive producer Margaret Dunlap on a television show before and she knew about my secret life as Kate Noble, historical romance novelist. She brought me on, and the first episode I wrote was Episode 35: Home Sweet Home.
» My favorite line I wrote in The Lizzie Bennet Diaries is in Episode 61: Yeah, I Know. “You called me a Robot. And a Newsie.” My favorite line that I wrote in The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet is on page 372. (I’ll let you guess what it is.)