About Me

I am a novelist and a journalist. I have two children a son born in 2001 and a daughter born in 2004. We live in London.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Easy Living Online Review

Sorry I do realize I am writing about my book this week, but I won't go on forever, promise. There is a great review from Easy Living Online "It's a laugh-out-loud read with some dark observations on the realities of married life."

I went into WH Smith in Westfield yesterday and moved my book from the shelf to another shelf where the top 5 books were displayed. Yes I know, its a bit desperate, but I need the sales to make sure Penguin buy my next book. I can't think what else I would do.

And I am doing a radio interview at about 1035 on Sunday on Radio London.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

5* Review in OK Magazine

Ok so I don't read Ok unless I'm at the hairdresser and someone else has Vogue, but hey I am THRILLED to get a five star review in OK. OK?

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

Fantastic Review from Girly Gossip

The Seven Year Itch by Kate Morris is a tale that is by turn bleak and funny. Kate Morris draws a sympathetic portrait of a marriage that is truly past its honeymoon years and offers real insight and genuinely funny observations on what ‘real’ marriage is like!
A great mix of humour and domestic drama that could easily give Desperate Housewives a run for its money!
Released May 7th

Love this review, really cheered me up. Waiting with circles under my eyes and bad hair to find out when the Express photographer will come and photograph me and the children for a big article in the Express that I have written to coincide with publication date. Feel sick with nerves about EVERYTHING....

Friday, 1 May 2009

6 Days to go until the Seven Year Itch is published.

I feel so exposed and weird. Its the strangest thing to be putting myself on the line like this and publishing a book next week. The cover looks great, the book is good - funny candid and gripping. I know I'm not being modest, but if I don't build myself up I will wilt and hide. I think it's perfect for a fun and thought provoking summer read. It still makes me laugh and even cry when I read it through. My agent told me yesterday that in the current climate publishers are looking for celebrity biographies and feel good nostalgia. Apparently they are all fighting to get the story of that woman who has caused such a stir on Britain's Got Talent. You know the one, the middle aged woman with the hair! As he said more of an article rather than a book. And very depressing for writers like me. Exactly not what my work in progress - The Holiday, (the one I'm working on i about) is about. The Holiday is set in a villa in Italy and about a group of people who change their lives over the course of a week. It's tense, at times funny and a bit claustrophobic. I suppose its not exactly uplifting but gripping. But tell me is that what you are looking for in a good read. I'd be fascinated to know.