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Here you will find news about my various publications & activities and examples of my writing.  My work rises out of my intense interest in the natural world, art, mythology and history.

I write poetry & prose, long & short, for children & adults. I enjoy collaborating with other creatives and writing in response to particular objects, places & themes. Basically, I love variety in my creative life.

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

I hope you enjoy finding out more!

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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 poetry collection, Flocks of Words, which was shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award in 2018 has been reprinted! You can now buy a copy from the website shop.
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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

News and Events:

Wrexham Carnival of Words -   26 April 2024 at Wrexham Library

I'll be at the Historical Fiction Night of this amazing Wrexham Festival representing The Minoan Civilisation in the 'My Era is Better than Yours' debate! Come along and find out why the subject of my next book is so fascinating!  You'll also meet 3 other authors representing the Plantagenets, the Welsh World of Llewellyn the Last and the 1970's! Eclectic indeed!

Tickets for £10 available here: Wrexham Carnival of Words Historical Fiction night

Winner of the Wenlock Poetry 'Festival in a Book' Prize!

I was delighted to hear that my poem 'The Armageddon Afterparty' was chosen as the winner of the WPF Festival in a Book prize by Martin Figura and Helen Ivory, the judges. It's now part of the physical Festival in a Book edited by Liz Lefroy - an amazing collection of poetry, workshop ideas and celebration of a very special event.
You can get a copy here:  Amazon Festival in a Book
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Wild Labyrinth: Reanimating the Creator of the Mappa Mundi

I'll be appearing at the Ludlow Festival Fringe in the delightful Secret Garden at Castle Bookshop on 20th June at 6pm - giving a talk about my research into the creator of Hereford Cathedral's medieval Mappa Mundi, and how he intersected with the travels of the heroine of The Arrowsmith Trilogy.
Book your tickets (£7.50) here: Castle Bookshop Events

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I am able to deliver exciting creative workshops & presentations from KS1 - University. Download my 'Educational Visits and Workshops' pdf below


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