I love nothing more than creating characters - both on page and on-stage! I studied English Literature at Sheffield University, spent a year at UNC-Chapel Hill, followed by a crazy year at Mountview drama school, a national Shakespeare tour, and back-packing through South-East Asia. I love all genres, and am busily working on a variety of projects from novels to picture-books - whilst playing the odd princess/assassin/zombie in-between!
Find out more about me at katiedaleuk.blogspot.com
My debut YA/Crossover novel SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE was published by Simon & Schuster in February 2012, won both the Stockport Mad About Books Award and Oldham Brilliant Books Award, and is being published all over the world. My second YA novel, LITTLE WHITE LIES, is more of a thriller about justice, identity and loyalty. It is out now in the UK, and out later this year in the US and Canada.
At the other end of the scale my humorous rhyming FAIRY TALE TWISTS series (Orchard Books) takes a selection of familiar fairytale characters and reveals their version of events - as you've never seen them before!
SOMEONE ELSE'S LIFE: When Rosie's mother, Trudie, dies from Huntington's Disease, Rosie's grief is intensified by the fear that she will also inherit the fatal illness. Until she discovers that Trudie was not her real mother after all - that Rosie was secretly swapped at birth with a sickly baby destined to die...
Devastated that her whole life has been a lie, Rosie tags along on her ex-boyfriend's gap year trip to secretly trace her birth mother. But as Rosie delves into her past and discovers yet more of her family's deeply-buried secrets and lies, she is left with a heart-breaking dilemma - to continue living a lie, or to reveal a truth that will shatter the lives of everyone around her...
Read Chapter One Here! http://katiedaleuk.blogspot.com/p/sneak-peek-someone-elses-life.html