I’m Kat; a working (WAH — mostly) writer/editor/author with one child, one partner, several pets, a large wild garden that I don’t tend to nearly as much as I should (okay, fine, not at all), not enough hours in the day, and I miss sleep. I’ve been writing professionally for over 20 years (here are some of my very early published bits if you fancy a laugh), and in general since infancy. I own a writing services company, Little Words Limited, and that takes up most of my time but I love it, as well as the people I work with.
I have written two books (and started approximately a couple thousand others) and
I am trying to get published after years of dreaming about it (and sending off ridiculous submissions to agents before finally getting the hang of it), I (finally) have a literary agent and am, what we call, a signed author (somebody pinch me). (Click here to read more of my writing journey, updated every year since I started this site in ’12.)
As if being a working parent is not enough, I am also (lest I be alone with my thoughts for more than a second) working on several other projects, including my English literature and philosophy degree, a series of children’s books and, perpetually, the next novel. I consider myself a woman writer for women writers. I love fellow writers and wish we could hang out all day talking everything writing and drinking Absinthe like the Lost Generation. Being a mother and writing are the two things I’m most proud of in this world, and I want to continue to do both, for ever and ever, amen.
Random pieces of information about me that you may (or totally may not… most likely not) find interesting: I split my time between the UK (where I grew up since toddlerhood) and Greece (my birthplace). I am viewed as a Greek in the UK, and a Brit in Greece (go figure). I’m not a big fan of Greek food (I’ve been force-fed it my whole life; give me a tuna melt panini any day). I have a love/hate relationship with travel; I love being at the new destination but detest the journey part. My Kindle goes everywhere with me. I have Blinkist because one lifetime is not enough for all the books I MUST read. I’ve lost count of the number of tattoos I have. Mental health struggles? You betcha! (Since I was six, thank you very much.) Oh, and if I don’t wear socks, my hands sweat.
I hope you have been at least mildly entertained by my ramblings. Please feel free to reach out for anything and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can (disclaimer: I only talk to nice people).
16 thoughts on “About”
Nice blog. Thanks for visiting mine.
Thank you! Read some of your stuff too and lol-ed…
No, thank you! You’re the first person (I don’t know) to tell me they thought my writing was funny.
P.S. yours is funny too. I hope you finish your book and get published.
Style and wit, you’ve got it — one day I will be reading your book on the beach!
Thanks so much, Vickie! I’m touched! Is it too much if I cry right now (blame the full moon)…
Go for the catharsis girlfriend, but mind the mascara…
Hi, I have nominated you for the seven things award – http://tryingtoescapethedarkness.wordpress.com/. You don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to, it is just a small token of my appreciation of making me welcoming to our community. Kat 🙂
I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. You can read more about it here: https://raaniyork.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/liebster-blog-award/.
Thanks for following my blog, Kat – I’ve returned the favour. Must be tough in the Med; you have my sympathy!
Thanks for visiting LaeLand and subscribing to the blog. Please, come back soon.
PS I tried to write on the contact window, but it kept on kicking me out. You might want to sort that out.
All the best and happy writing.
Love your style and your energy. I read your other blog “Mind Your Language” and enjoyed the refreshing flow of your USE of same. I’m sure I’ll enjoy tagging along and dipping into your posts from time to time.
Thank you for your kind words! 🙂
Amazing blog! Lovely style & unique, keep up the good work!
Cool stuff. Good for you!
I liked your blog before, but now I like it more, for sure!
You are the walrus!