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, became an Amazon bestseller and was nominated for the HWA Gold Crown Award and The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. Her writing has won and been nominated for many prizes, including the Winchester Writers' Conference First Three Pages Award and the Jerwood Prize for Historical Fiction.
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, where she works with students on academic writing skills.
In 2018 she was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholar Award and spent 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. She is based in Manchester, England, where, alongside her own writing projects, she works as a freelance proofreader, editor and writing coach. Check out the writing services section to find out more...