About Me

My name’s Kate Coe. I’m an editor for Grimbold Books and Rebellion as well as doing freelance work through Book Polishers. I currently live in Oxford, and I’ve previously been a librarian, a web developer and an administrator-turned-dogsbody. I fill my spare time in between writing with web design, geeky cross-stitch and DIY (which may or may not involve destroying things), and I studied Classics at uni, so if you want me to wave my hands and talk for half an hour straight then talk to me about Romans!

I write fiction and fantasy, and do novels, novellas and short stories; I also do NaNoWriMo most years, some more successfully than others. My writing swings wildly depending on what is in my head at the time, and this has led to genres including crime/thriller, urban fantasy, steampunk-style fantasy, and a series of children’s stories based on a library that I used to work in. My favourite character is a sloth with a speed addiction, my best writing moment was when one of my characters fell in love and completely changed the plot, and I write because I can’t imagine not doing it – and it gets the voices out of my head for five minutes…

I have mild-to-moderate depression; I have good days and bad days (as with most mental health conditions) and I do sometimes blog about it, so if you have questions then feel free to ask me. I have occasional anxiety attacks – thankfully not too bad at the time of writing – and I also have hypoglycemia, so if you ever meet me and I’m looking shaky, feed me sugary tea. I will love you forever.

You can contact me via various social media (see the sidebar), or at editor [at] writingandcoe.co.uk