Well hello. My name is Katie and I like to read, write and talk about books. When I am not writing intermittent book reviews or talking rapidly about the Victorians on Booktube, I also write novels and short stories, and work in publishing.
This website is a muddling of sorts. For a long time, I used it mostly as a blog for book reviews, but as I've become less active with the blogging and more active with the vlogging, I thought I would have a restructure. Here you will find the odd book review, updates, links to my writing, a short story or two, and another portal to my Booktube channel.
I write short stories and novels, chiefly literary fiction, although I do also enjoy writing historical, fantasy and the occasional piece of science fiction. I'm delighted to be an active member of the glorious Greenwich Writers Group. I have had short stories published in a few magazines, and am represented by Louise Buckley from Zeno Agency.
You can find some of my writing here.
I like books. A lot. My three favourite areas within literature are probably classics (chiefly Victorian literature), general fiction, historical and short story collections, although I also read poetry, fantasy, science fiction, non-fiction, YA and middle grade. I enjoy beautiful writing, unreliable narrators, non-linear narratives, strong characters and Victorians.
On Booktube, I make videos once or twice a week, from monthly reading wrap ups to discussion videos, from tag videos to author weeks. I sometimes read short stories aloud on my channel as well. (If you do not know what Booktube is, it is Youtube for Books, and is a thing of many splendours.)
Review policy: I am more than happy to receive review copies from publishers. I enjoy classics, historical fiction, literary fiction, general women's fiction, up-lit, Japanese literature, and realist short story collections. I will also consider some YA, middle-grade, sci-fi and fantasy as well. I will not review horror, erotica or thrillers, and will only rarely review non-fiction or poetry. In general I do not review self-published books. Please contact me at my email as below.