Welcome –

Here you will find information about what I do and examples of my writing.

My work rises out of my intense interest in the natural world, art, mythology and history.

If you share these preoccupations, join me on ‘the winding way of the happily lost’ into the forest of words.

News and Events:

The Errant Hours by Kate Innes  –   A medieval literary adventure through the physical and spiritual dangers of Plantagenet Britain

Now available on Amazon and through your local book shop – or buy a personalised, signed copy direct from the author through the ‘Get in touch’ page.

Illustrated talks about the background to The Errant Hours can also be booked through the ‘Get in Touch’ page.  Events in 2017 include formal and informal talks for book groups, various societies and the University of the Third Age.

“A skilful mix of stories and an intricate and very gripping narrative. I enjoyed it immensely.”            Dr Henrietta Leyser – University of Oxford 
Author of Medieval Women – A Social History of Women in England 450-1500 

Historical Novel Society ‘Editor’s Choice’ HNS Review


I have been working on an exciting new collaboration combining poetry and music, Flocks of Words, with the talented acoustic group Whalebone. Our first performance was 29th March at Wenlock Books. Further dates include the Greenwood Centre in Coalbrookdale at 1pm on 28th April and the 17th June at Alveley Country Park. 

We have been amazed at how naturally the music and words have blended, becoming more than the sum of their parts.

Alongside the gigs with Whalebone, I have been compiling a collection of my poems, also called Flocks of Words, which is now published. The title poem was the winner of the ‘Imagined Worlds’ Competition in 2016.

The collection includes six poems from my residency in 2016 at the special exhibition: Heavenly Lights: The Stained Glass Art of Margaret Rope at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery. 

Copies of Flocks of Words will be available at performances and some independent bookshops around Shropshire. You can also order a signed copy directly from me on the ‘Get in Touch’ page.




soft folds of spawning streams
wisps of bees
the hollows made by muscular hills
and the downy skin of mown grass

The Errant Hours a medieval literary adventure

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Activities and Commissions

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