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Here you will find news about my various publications and activities - and examples of my writing.

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

As an experienced teacher and workshop leader, I am able to deliver creative activities to all ages, and help everyone to feel that they have tapped into their potential as a writer.

Past courses have taken place in museums, galleries and libraries, focussing on using historic collections to inspire powerful work.

My writing is particularly suited to residencies, as I enjoy working collaboratively and in response to particular objects or buildings.

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Errant Hours by Kate Innes
The first book of The Arrowsmith Trilogy, The Errant Hours, was published in 2015, and has been named one of the 100 Must-Read Medieval Novels by Book Riot.
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All The Winding World by Kate Innes
All the Winding World is Book Two of The Arrowsmith Trilogy, set ten years later than The Errant Hours, during the disastrous Anglo-French War of 1294-6, one of Edward I’s rare military defeats.
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Wild Labyrinth by Kate Innes
Inspired by the Mappa Mundi of Hereford Cathedral, this final book in The Arrowsmith Trilogy brings the reader into its world of marvels and monsters, heights and depths, redemption and damnation.
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Greencoats by Kate Innes
My first children's book, Greencoats, a historical fantasy set in WW2, is suitable for readers over 8 years. A free KS2 Scheme of Work is available
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soft folds of spawning streams
wisps of bees
the hollows made by muscular hills
and the downy skin of mown grass

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 The final book in The Arrowsmith Trilogy has arrived!

Wild Labyrinth continues the story of Illesa Arrowsmith (Lady Burnel) during the turbulent years of the early 14th century when an ageing king is waging another doomed war, and her friends and family are endangered by more than military force.
You can order for delivery within the UK through the Shop and check News and Events for related activities. 
I'll be at Chester Castle with my books on 18 September 10- 3pm as part of the English Heritage Open Day and Civil War Event

'Greencoats' - historical fantasy set in WW2 - is shortlisted for the International Rubery Book Award!

The judges said: . . . The mysteries continue when Gwen ventures into the woodlands. A magical element is introduced through spirits within the trees and skilfully woven with the realistic human stories to create a wonderful world which Gwen delights in exploring.

 There is a KS2 Scheme of Work FREE to download here:  Greencoats  

You can order a copy to be delivered to you on the Shop page of this website. 

Reprint of Flocks of Words:

After selling-out the initial print run in 2020, Flocks of Words is back!

Shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award Poetry Category in 2018, Flocks of Words is my first poetry collection. Several of its poems have won prizes, been published or anthologised. And I enjoyed performing many of them with the acoustic band Whalebone as part of our collaboration from 2017-2019. 

Signed copies are available to buy from my website shop  for £7.99 +P&P. 

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'The Errant Hours' Book One of The Arrowsmith Trilogy

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