Author of The Coffin Path, The Silvered Heart and The Crimson Ribbon
Katherine was born in Littleborough, Lancashire and grew up in Surrey and Sheffield. She studied Ancient History and Archaeology at Manchester University, followed by a varied career in media, the charity sector and education. Most recently she worked for a national examination board where she led the development and launch of the UK’s first A Level qualification in Creative Writing.
Katherine's debut novel, The Crimson Ribbon, was published in 2014 and her second, The Silvered Heart, in 2015. Her third novel, The Coffin Path, is an Amazon bestseller and was nominated for the HWA Gold Crown Award and The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize.
From 2015–18, Katherine was editor of Historia, the online magazine of the Historical Writers’ Association, and is a member of the HWA Committee. She’s a Royal Literary Fund Fellow, having held posts at both Sheffield and Manchester Universities.
In 2018 she was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award and is spending a year living and working in New Orleans, while researching her next novel. To find out more about her Fulbright adventures, connect on Instagram or Facebook.