Katherine writes children’s fiction and adult non-fiction. West of the Moon is an abridged version of her brilliant trilogy, Troll Fell, Troll Mill and Troll Blood which attracted great reviews. Her historical fantasy novel, Dark Angels (Shadow Hunt in the US) won a Kirkus starred review: ‘this spooky yet utterly grounded story features pitch perfect prose, suspense and redemption’ and was a Junior Library Group Selection (2010). Forsaken, a novel for reluctant readers, was published in 2011 by the Watts Group. Her short stories have appeared in various collections. Katherine’s writing is influenced by her knowledge and love of folklore, and she is an active blogger and reviewer. She contributed to First Light, essays for Alan Garner’s 80th birthday compiled by Erica Wagner, and her most recent publication is a collection of essays on folklore and fairytales, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles (2016), praised by Professor Jacqueline Simpson in Folklore as ‘elegant, vivid, and frequently witty’.
Her film and TV agent is Valerie Hoskins Associates.
Photo courtesy of Jo Cotterill