Kate has had a varied career that has encompassed working in sales and marketing
in the software industry, for brand and marketing agencies, several years as a freelance
copywriter, and some time as a foster carer. She gained her first degree from the
University of Warwick in the late eighties, but an interest in psychology led her
to return to study many years later, when she obtained a Masters Degree from Goldsmiths,
University of London. She did this with the idea that it might lead her in a new
direction, which it did, just not in the way she had envisaged.
At the back of her mind had always been the idea that she wanted to write fiction
and so, having given up work to study and therefore having learned to get by on a
lot less money, the time seemed right to turn what had only ever been a hobby into
a full time endeavour. She has a distinctive authorial voice that refuses to take
anything too seriously, not because she doesn’t think life is a serious matter but
because she believes that it is almost always better when leavened with humour.