Why Writers Need Friends.

I’ve been looking through my ideas file for the next thing I want to work on, and  found something I want to share with you, especially if you are an unpublished writer feeling like it’s never going to happen. It’s from 2010,  the early days of Facebook and it mattered to me so much, I …

Book Week 2018 (A bit belated)

I had an amazing book week earlier this year but I haven’t posted about it yet for reasons that will become apparent… First stop was  Torbridge High in Plymouth, where they matched their book of the week poster with my galaxy hair! This was such a lovely welcoming school, I had a fabulous day.  …

And the winner is…Bold, Brilliant and Bonkers.

By Kathryn Evans Bold, brilliant and bonkers? Me? Well, maybe, but I think Addy Farmer was talking about my book in this fabulous video of the SCBWI Crystal Kite for Uk and Ireland: And proving that she was probably right about me, this is what I was wearing when I received the award… I know,…

Top Tips for New Writers

By Kathryn Evans School visits are always over too quickly – here’s a little motivational video for the fab writers I meet when I’m out and about 🙂 And here’s another on developing characters! Feel free to ask questions!

Edinburgh Book Festival: 2017

In which I nearly miss the most exciting event of my writing life. Last year I was invited to take part in Edinburgh International Book Festival. I was very over excited – it was my first major event as a published author and I had a hard job believing I was actual there…. In my…

Edinburgh International Book Festival

I am SO EXCITED!!! I still have  a week until I head up to Edinburgh for the festival but I can’t sit still. I’ve already had my hair done and my petticoats are packed. 

A Storm of Strawberries

By Kathryn Evans If you don’t know me very well, you may not know that as well as being a writer, I also run a soft fruit farm with my husband. Last year, the world of words and the world of fruit collided in the most serendipitous way. I was asked to do  an event…

Redbridge Book Award

More of Me has  been shortlisted for a few regional awards which is absolutely lovely. Even lovelier is that you get invited to award ceremonies that are heaps of fun. This week I was in Redbridge  with Teri Terry, Anne Cassidy, Christopher Edge and Peter Bunzl. We were spoiled rotten with an amazing lunch –…

Editing- Five Steps to add texture and depth to your novel.

Some of you may know I am part of the Notes From The Slushpile blogging team – once  upon a time, all of us were in the slush and we blog to share what we’ve learned along the way. Here’s my post about editing…it’s also a bit of a gif fest – thank Giphy!

More of Me Lands Stateside!

Earlier this week I received a parcel… Available from 13th June you can order it here, from actual Barnes and Noble in actual America!!! Excited? Me? Errrrm…   YES!