A graduate in Philosophy from Hull University, Katharine spent a number of years working in the charity and IT sectors but had a long-held ambition to be a writer. Everything changed in 2009 when Katharine became a mother, was made redundant (you can draw your own conclusion as to whether those two events are related), set up as a freelance publishing professional, and completed her first title,Writing the Town Read.
Katharine’s freelance career has since developed into setting up Heddon Publishing – working with other independent authors to develop and publish their books. She has also written and published seven further novels since Writing the Town Read: Looking Past, Amongst Friends, and the bestselling Coming Back to Cornwall series: A Second Chance Summer, After the Sun, As Boundless as the Sea, Sticks and Stones, and Lighting the Sky. She is currently working on a sixth Coming Back to Cornwall book, as well as a brand new series.
Katharine has two children but just one husband and lives in Shropshire, UK.