Kate Abley 

I am Kate Abley and was accidentally born and intentionally live in London, England, where, amongst other things I have been an awful front woman in a terrible psychobilly band, good dish-washer, bad shop assistant, officially outstanding Early Years teacher, adequate child consultant, nice charitable fund-giver, passable event organiser and failed political activist. Last century, I wrote the useful non-fiction book, ‘Swings and Roundabouts: The Dangers of Outdoor Play Safety (1999), Sheffield Hallam Press. Nowadays, I am a respectable and happily married woman with two children who have grown-up pretty well and have turned my hand to killing plants and writing stories. I have nothing against cats, fear all dogs great and small and quite like Marmite.

I couldn’t stop writing stories, messed up with a proper agent and the time in which, Changing the Subject’, was set was fast approaching. I wanted to contribute to the defence of ordinary Brexit voters who have been unfairly stereotyped. So decided to embark on the self-publishing route. I have been on a steep learning curve over the last few months but it has been great fun so far; meeting and virtually meeting lots of interesting book lovers of various kinds.


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