Katy is an aspiring novelist, established 1985 in Great Britain. In early 2013, after spending the last 17 years of her life on a not-so-little island called Australia, she was wooed by cobbled stones and castles and moved to the UK for a bit of a sea change.
In 2013 she was selected as a New and Emerging Writer to appear at the Edinburgh International Book Festival where she read an extract of her novel-in-progress to a live audience and got to hang out in the author tent with the likes of Neil Gaiman and Ian Rankin (though naturally she was far too starstruck to say anything cool or profound). She has completed a Masters in Creative Writing, a Diploma of Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing, a Graduate Diploma in Professional Writing, a Bachelor of Languages and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons).
When she’s not putting pen to paper for her first fantasy fiction novel, latest travel writing or short story, she can usually be found fawning over, gasbagging about or drooling over books at the nearest bookstore; hanging out at castles; attempting to get through her forever growing reading list; or daydreaming about dragons. She is fluent in Italian and also fairly proficient in French, Spanish, German and Japanese. She can often be spotted looking like a kid in a candy store at Supanova Pop Culture Expo.
She considers herself a nomad due mostly to the fact that she has trouble defining ‘home’. Unable to decide whether it is the place she was born, the place she has spent the most time in her life, the place she now lives or the place she feels most drawn to, she resolved instead to consider everywhere her home and as a result cannot seem to stay in one place for any extended period of time. Mostly, it comes down to a love of travel and learning.
She welcomes you to the storytelling nomad in the hope that you might find some enjoyment in reading her thoughts, ideas and work and asks that you forgive her frequent ramblings along the way.