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The Errant Hours - New Literary Historical Novel

The final book in The Arrowsmith Trilogy is published

Wild Labyrinth is now available from many fine book sellers, including my website Shop

"Wild Labyrinth is no mere retelling of what happened in history.  From out of her scholarly material Innes’s imagination has created a crowd of characters from all layers of life, their individual mindsets wholly believable, their adventures well-paced, compelling the reader forward. What seems at first like an extra character, the marvellous Mappa Mundi, with its mysterious and subversive mapmaker, appears in small, occasional interpolations to the main text.  Gradually, the mapmaker’s own story weaves its way in until, in the penultimate chapter, it left me in tears. This is work of the highest creative historical imagination.  A wonderful book."  Alix Nathan - author of 'The Warlow Experiment' and 'Sea Change'

"This is a tale of high drama with many strands and unexpected twists but as any Innes’ aficionado will testify lnnes never stretches credulity.  She paints in bold colours but the hues always ring true."  Dr Henrietta Leyser of St Peter’s College, Oxford - author of 'Medieval Women'

"A magnificent climax to a superb historical trilogy. Enthralling characters, meticulous historical research and the shadows and light of an intricately woven plot, combine to create a novel that is tender, tense and packed with action – an immensely compelling read." Karen Maitland - author of 'Company of Liars'

Greencoats Shortlisted for the Rubery Book Award 2022 - Children's Category

Greencoats is set in the West Midlands in 1940, during the Birmingham Blitz. It's suitable for readers aged 8+ and is being used in schools for KS2 & early KS3 English and History, with cross curricular links to Art and Science. Author visits can be booked through the contact page, and the FREE KS2 Scheme of Work can be downloaded from here:  Greencoats

This is what the judges said: 'The novel is set during the Second World War, when Gwen is sent away to stay with her aunt in the countryside after a bomb falls on their Birmingham street. Aunt Eglantine (Tiny) is a delightfully unusual character with a slightly mysterious past, but she willingly invites Gwen into her life and creates a happy escape for her. 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.'   You can order a copy on the Shop page of the website.

Author Events 2023:

Marches of Time - Festival of History: Talk about Medieval Shropshire 17 September 4pm - tickets in advance from

Garway Medieval Fayre, Garway Common, Herefordshire - Sunday 25 June - 1-5pm This is a fundraising fair to repair the Knights Templar church and landscape

Open Days with English Heritage at Chester Castle - signed books and medieval displays - 14-15 April and 24 June 11-3pm

Wild Labyrinth and the Mappa Mundi - Talk at College Hall, Hereford Cathedral 18th April 7-8pm 

A Charm of Goldfinches - Art and Poetry Exhibition at The Gateway Shrewsbury 20 Jan - 17 Feb 2023- Featuring my poem about Carel Fabritius' painting. Free entry

Inhabited Exhibition, Artwork by Andrew Howe and Poetry by Kate Innes at King's School Worcester 12 Jan - 16 Feb 2023 - Poetry Reading and Private View 13 January  - 6-7pm WR1 2LL All welcome.

Talks about my historical fiction, poetry readings, medieval research, and being an indie author are available for public or private venues.  Book Clubs, U3A's, Women's Institutes, Bookshops, Libraries, Church Societies and many other groups have enjoyed these presentations. Talks range from 30 min to 1 hour in length.

Creative writing workshops can also be tailored to the needs of large or small groups. Get in touch to discuss!

The launch of 'The Errant Hours' at Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery

The Errant Hours - the book that travels the world! It has galloped through Morocco, Japan, Portugal, Cuba, Belize and Florida.  Last seen being read by the Grad Students in the Celtic Studies Department at Harvard University.

Where will you read your copy?