(21st) Katherine Roberts


My first published novel SONG QUEST won the 2000 Branford Boase Award (presented annually to a debut book by a UK author for young readers). Since then I have been internationally published by children's publishers including HarperCollins, Scholastic, Chicken House and Templar, mainly in the middle grade/teen children's historical fantasy market. My earlier titles are now out of print at their original publishers, but if you missed any of them you can download an ebook version from the main outlets.

I learned a lot about writing for publication by being active in the small press community in the 1990's, when my short fiction appeared in various SF/Fantasy/Horror magazines. (I am in the process of collecting some of these stories into ebooks, too.) These were enjoyed by an adult genre audience so, while I still hope to work with publishers on exciting new children's projects, I'll shortly be publishing a trilogy of novellas about Genghis Khan for older/YA readers... watch this space!