Kieran Scott (born March 11, 1974), also known by her pen name Kate Brian, is an American author, best known for her work in the chick lit, young-adult genre. Among her most well-known books, written as Kate Brian, are The Princess and the Pauper, Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys, The Virginity Club, Sweet 16, Fake Boyfriend, and the prolific Private series.
Books published under Sott's own name include She's So Dead to Us, I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader, which was nominated for YALSA's Teens Top Ten, Brunettes Strike Back, A Non-Blonde Cheerleader in Love, and Geek Magnet.
Kieran Scott is from Montvale, New Jersey. She was raised in Bergen County. She enjoyed cheerleading, singing, and acting when she was growing up. She graduated from Pascack Hills High School and attended college at Rutgers University with a double major in English and Journalism. She worked as an editor for four years before becoming a writer. She resides in New Jersey with her husband and son.