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), contemporary literary fiction, and short story collections, although I also read poetry, historical fiction, fantasy and science fiction. 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’m more than happy to be sent review copies of books. My favourite genres are literary fiction and short stories, but I’ll also happily consider historical fiction, science-fiction and fantasy. I am unlikely to review non-fiction, poetry, thrillers, horror or romance, but will happily consider any book. Please send any requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org