What I'm up to

A window into my world...

Here’s a selection of scribblings in which I peel down to my emotional underwear – a psychological striptease that occasionally reveals all.

Your comments on The Boy Who Fell to Earth

So many of you have been sharing thoughtful & heartfelt comments with Kathy on Facebook and Twitter about The Boy Who Fell to Earth and your own experiences of living with autism. Here are just…

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The Boy Who Fell to Earth – shining a light into the world of autism

As well as being a comedy romance, I do hope The Boy Who Fell to Earth shines a light into the world of autism and helps us all to be a little more understanding of…

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The Boy Who Fell to Earth – a romantic comedy with a pinch of social satire and a soupcon of heartbreak

The paperback of my latest novel The Boy Who Fell to Earth is out today and I’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to describe it. It’s basically a romantic comedy with a…

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Musings on International Women’s Day

It’s fitting to be in Adelaide on International Women’s Day, as South Australia was the first place in the world to give women the vote. And yet, 128 years later, I despair at how blokey…

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Mummy Porn

For most married couples, being ‘creative in bed’ simply means taking up knitting whilst watching Lateline. There comes a time in every marriage when a slow drip sexual ennui sets in. It’s been so long…

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The serious side of comedy writing

For aspiring comic authors, there are many technical terms you first need to master. For example, did you know that ‘brontosaurus’ is an anthology of works by 19th century English sister authors? Then there’s grammatical…

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Making headlines

Believe nearly everything you read...

Publlished on February 13, 2021

Guardian

Authors share their favourite scenes of love and intimacy, and Kathy chooses Persuasion by Jane Austen.

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Aired on December 3, 2020

BBC Radio 4

As part of the 'Great Lives' series Kathy chooses Hollywood's 'queen of the quip', Mae West. First played out in 2005.

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Aired on November 20, 2020

Mailplus.co.uk

Kathy joined Jo Elvin and Richard Eden to talk about all things related to The Crown.

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My gallery

I’ve added some of my favourite photos to a gallery for you of the people who are my human wonder bras – uplifting and supportive and making me look bigger and better. There may be a few faces here you recognise – but nobody two-faced, that’s for sure. Now you’ll know the things I get up to when I should be writing….

All things social...

One-liners, wise cracks and witticisms