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Katherine Roberts

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Born
Devon, The United Kingdom
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Lord of the Rings, horses, myths and legends

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May 2013


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 Hello Kendal-Elizabeth, and thank you for your question! I'm really glad you enjoyed the Pendragon Legacy books because they were great fun to write.

I…more
Hello Kendal-Elizabeth, and thank you for your question! I'm really glad you enjoyed the Pendragon Legacy books because they were great fun to write.

I planned this series as four books and they have all now been published, so it's unlikely that there will be any more - especially as my publisher Templar has been taken over by a larger company and are no longer publishing fiction. Sadly, this means I cannot write more books featuring the same characters for another publisher without breaking the terms of our contract, so until the original series goes out of print Rhianna and her friends will just have to ride in the enchanted mists...

However, the Pendragon books are being published in French this year (as "La Fille du Roi d'Arthur"), and meanwhile I am working on another fantasy novel which I hope you might enjoy when it comes out.

Best wishes
Katherine
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This personal blog has been fun, but for reasons outlined below I feel it's time to let my unicorn muse trot back into the enchanted forest, where he is at his happiest spreading magic with nobody watching. So this post will be the last here at Reclusive Muse, although I will leave all past posts up for people to stumble across from time to time. (Please note that to discourage spam all comment... Read more of this blog post »
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