Photo of Kate MitchellKate Mitchell has an MA in Writing from Sheffield Hallam University, where she wrote a novel, and went on to complete a collection of short stories during the Cinnamon Press mentoring programme. Her debut novel, The House Fell on Her Head, was published in 2016. She has had short stories published, in the Cinnamon Press anthology, The Day I Met Vini Reilly (2016) and, independently, as a short collection, Martini Girl and Other Stories, in 2017. Kate is currently working on her mother's memoirs in preparation for a 90th birthday celebration; and is completing her second novel, Flashback.

After many years of living in cities and working in probation, prison, and health and care services, Kate now lives and writes and keeps bees in the Lincolnshire Wolds. Her story-telling is no doubt influenced by her career, as she often writes on themes of crime and social care, and explores setting and the darker motives of her characters with an authentic insight.

Follow Kate on Twitter (@k8swaby) where she tweets about words, the wolds, and the world.