Katy Moran

Katy is a former editor at Scholastic and now lives in Shropshire with her husband and three sons. She is a Carnegie-nominated author of six YA novels published by Walker Books. Her brilliant first novel, Bloodline, was an Amazon New Voices title, and shortlisted for the Branford Boase Award 2009. Bloodline Rising and Spirit Hunter take the story along the Silk Route to Mongolia. Katy’s wonderful romance, Dangerous to Know, came out in 2011. Hidden Among Us, a contemporary YA novel set partly in the dark faerie world was published in 2013, and its sequel The Hidden Princess in 2014.

After reading an old Georgette Heyer novel at an early age and falling headlong into a world of gloriously practical heroines and charismatic heroes, Katy was inspired to write about the Regency era. Wicked by Design, published by Head of Zeus in 2019, is a thrilling Regency romance, set against an Outlander-like background of passion and war, that will delight lovers of Poldark and Bridgerton. The follow up novel, Scandalous Alchemy, was published in 2021. Ruth Ware describes the Regency Romance trilogy as ‘Lush, dark, utterly real and achingly romantic’.


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Books by Katy Moran