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Katherine Roberts

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Devon, The United Kingdom
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Lord of the Rings. Horses.

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May 2013


About this author

I grew up in the south west of England and studied Mathematics at the University of Bath, writing fantasy books in my spare time. After graduating with 1st class honours (in maths, not fantasy writing!), I worked with computers for about 5 years before redundancy convinced me that working with horses might be healthier.

I spent ten years working in various horse racing yards, and kept on writing. "Song Quest" was eventually published in 1999 and went on to win the Branford Boase Award for best debut children's novel.

A few more books followed.

I look forward to meeting my readers here!


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Katherine Roberts I am creating a ten-book serial from my epic Alexander the Great novel "I am the Great Horse". These shorter books are aimed at younger readers with…moreI am creating a ten-book serial from my epic Alexander the Great novel "I am the Great Horse". These shorter books are aimed at younger readers with the addition of historical anecdotes at the end of each chapter, illustrations, and bonus stories by the other horses in Bucephalas' herd.

I am starting them off as cheaply-priced ebooks for Kindle (you'll find the first title "Prince of Macedonia" free from time to time), and by Christmas they will be available from other e-book channels too.

My big task once all the text is done will be to draw/paint some more detailed maps for these books. When the maps are finished, I'll look into producing paper copies for schools and libraries. I've got as far as book 3, so if any Great Horse fans feel like checking them out I would love to know what you think!(less)
Katherine Roberts Well, I'm not sure what an "aspiring writer" is... either you are a writer or you're not, and you'll know if you are! There is no exam to pass. You…moreWell, I'm not sure what an "aspiring writer" is... either you are a writer or you're not, and you'll know if you are! There is no exam to pass. You just start have to start writing (the easy part) and then finish the story (often more difficult, even for experienced writers).

The "aspiring" part probably means you are seeking publication for a book or story you've written. Or maybe you've already published it and are seeking more readers? Or you've been published by a major publisher and have plenty of readers, but you're seeking an award to give you recognition by the literary establishment? I suppose it all depends where you want to take your writing and how ambitious you are.

If your goal is to be published, then the first thing to remember is publication is not the top of the mountain - it's only a ledge on the way up, where you can rest for a while if you don't find the right ropes danging before you to help you climb higher immediately. There is always a lot more mountain to explore, and many ways to reach the top, and provided you always climb back up if you slip back or if someone pushes you off a ledge, then you'll always be a writer!

So my answer to this question would be: do not think of yourself as an aspiring writer... think of yourself as a writer! (less)
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