I'm Katharine Smith, formerly Katharine Rogers, and I've added my middle initial to my writer's name, to try and liven up Smith a little bit (not sure it's worked that well, and no offence other Smiths out there).
I was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, but have lived in quite a few different parts of the UK. Strangely, though I write very often about Cornwall, I have not lived there... yet. I have to make do with annual holidays then spend the rest of the year writing about it, as if I were actually there.
My books include the seven-book Coming Back to Cornwall series (which was originally meant to be a trilogy), three standalone novels (Writing the Town Read, Looking Past and Amongst Friends - this last one set in Bristol, a city I love dearly and where I lived for ten years). Most recently I have published Elise, new for summer 2021, and the first book in the Connections series.
In my past I've worked in the IT and charity sectors, in sales and project management, but it never felt quite right to me. When I had my daughter, I was made redundant from my job with an animal charity and this spurred me on to do what I really love, working with words. My freelance editing and proofreading grew into Heddon Publishing, where I enjoy working with a great array of authors all over the world. I've been delighted to see some success with my own books over recent years but still love the work I do with other writers. It's a lovely world to work in.
I have two children, a husband, and a border collie, and I currently live in Shropshire. I love living here but look forward to the day I can update my bio to say 'I live in Cornwall'. For the time being, I'll just have to keep on writing about it...
You can find out more about Katharine on her website www.katharineesmith.com and she can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.