Kate Long

Kate Long is the author of The Bad Mother's Handbook, Swallowing Grandma, Queen Mum, The Daughter Game, Mothers and Daughters. She was born and raised in Lancashire and lives with her husband and two sons in Shropshire. Visit her website www.katelongbooks.com

Books by this Author

Something Only We Know
Bad Mothers United
Before She Was Mine
Mothers & Daughters

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Better to light a single candle than to curse the darkness.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. My husband says it's my sunny nature, hem hem.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Barbara in Zoe Heller's 'Notes on a Scandal'. She's so gloriously self-deceiving.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I'd like to be just OK at sport, as opposed to embarrassingly bad.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Surveying water courses for riparian wildlife.

Author Voices

April 04, 2011

So hurray, I am on tv! Well, near as damnit. I've got my own VYou account, which means as I sit in my workroom, you can ask me anything you like and I'll answer you in video form.

I've already had some great questions about my books and about writing in general. I've also been asked how to stop tights going baggy at the knees, and whether a badger could beat a baboon in a straight fight. See, I am the font of all knowledge.

So go ahead. I'm waiting, give me a prod. Who knows what gems I'll come up with.


February 20, 2010

Whoo-hoo! This is the week my new novel, A Mother's Guide to Cheating, is published, and to mark the event I'm doing a short blog tour.

Over the next month I'll be a guest on the writing blogs of five friends. The first leg is here: Quiller's Place: The View from the Spire, and features an interview about the way I used photographs to structure the novel, and how my characters deliberately mis-remember selected incidents to suit their own purposes. 

There's also the chance for readers to win a signed copy of A Mother's Guide to Cheating. All you have to do is write 150 words... see more


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