Kate Murray has recently completed her Masters in Creative Writing and is currently working as an illustrator and writer. Her first anthology of short stories ‘The Phantom Horse’ was published in December 2013 and she subsequently has had another anthology published by Raging Aardvark; “Love Just Is” looks at the truth of love, in all its guises from romantic to obsessive. She is currently working on an anthology of ghost stories which should be published at the end of October 2014 and is also writing her first novel. Kate runs two blogs, one is about her life as a writer (kate0murray.wordpress.com) and the other is a serialisation of a novel, “The Gone”; a disaster hits the world while Bitsy is on a flight from Italy. She lands to find that the world is completely altered and she must learn to survive in a place where everyone is not who they appear to be (thegone.wordpress.com). Kate has had short stories published in magazines and e-zines, including ‘The Lampeter Review’, ‘Jotter’s United’, and ‘What The Dickens’. She has had short stories included in the ‘Twisted Tales 2013’ anthology published by Raging Aardvark, and the ‘Busker Anthology’ and ‘Spooky Tales Anthology’ published by What the Dickens. Kate currently works in the foothill of the Cambrian Mountains where she has a purpose built workshop that she affectionately calls her ‘house’ as she spends far more time in there than anywhere else.
Kate Murray in 60 seconds
When did you start writing?2011 Tregaron, Wales
What do you love about Short Stories?They are frozen moments in time.
Do you write in other forms?Novels and novellas.
What distracts you from writing?The internet and the fact I live on a smallholding... Lots of people and animals and birds... and, well, you get the idea.
Outside of writing, what are your other passions?Drawing and illuatration
What is your favourite book?'The Rats' by James Herbert.
Who are your favourite writers?I always read Stephen King , Dean Koontz and Robert Harris
Where is your dream location?Right here
What one item would you put into Room 101?Reality shows that have celebrity specials.
Do you have any advice for new writers?Never give up. It doesn't matter how many refusals you get, never throw in the towel. Become stubborn and focused, and laugh when you can because those rejection letters can be heart-breaking.
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