Events & courses








Writing Crime Fiction course with Cardiff University - booking now open!


Katherine teaches this popular ten week course for the Department of Continuing and Professional Education at Cardiff University. Students are introduced to the building blocks of crime fiction, including plotting, character construction, writing dialogue and strategies for building tension and suspense. 


The course is running again in January 2019 and booking is now open via the university's website



Dr Noir's Travelling Crime Show at Octavo's

Roll up, roll up, Dr Noir is town!

Katherine will be doing a guest spot at this special event, which will be followed by an all-star crime writers' panel featuring Michael J Malone, Matt Johnson, Quintin Bates and Rosie Claverton. 

24th October 2018, 7pm

Octavo's Book Cafe and Wine Bar
West Bute Street, Cardiff Bay
CF10 5LJ

Tickets are £3 which is redeemable on books. Tickets available here



Writers in Conversation

Katherine will be in conversation with her good pal and fellow fiction-writer Carole Burns, reading from her new book The Magpie Tree, and talking all things writing. This event is organised by the University of Southampton.

30th October 2018, 6.30pm

John Hansard Gallery
142-144 Above Bar Street
Southampton SO14 7DU

Full info here



First Thursday at Chapter

Katherine will be one of the guest readers at November's First Thursday, taking to the stage alongside Richard Gwyn and Ailhbe Darcy to read from The Magpie Tree. The readings will be followed by the regular, and brilliant, open mic.

1st November 2018, 7.30pm

Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road
Canton, Cardiff

£3 on the door



Writing Crime and Thrillers: Ty Newydd course

Booking is now open for this new crime writing course at Ty Newydd: Wales' writer development centre. Katherine will be tutoring this five day residential course with best-selling novelist Clare Mackintosh

Perhaps you've finished the first draft of your crime novel: maybe you're still wrestling with the plot. Whatever stage you've reached, bring your murderous thoughts to the idyllic setting of Ty Newydd. Each morning we'll tackle a different topic, followed by afternoons of one-to-one tutorials and scheduled time to put pen to paper.

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd November 2019
Full info and booking via the Ty Newydd website

** 10% early bird discount on bookings made during October 2018 **







Want to book Katherine for an author talk or workshop?

Just get in touch via the Contact page



Photo credit: Brian Carroll