Hello and welcome to my website. So far, 2023 has been pretty busy. In the spring, I did my first-ever one-woman show inspired by my history Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World. Between February and April, I travelled the length and breadth of England and Wales (apologies to Scottish audiences) performing in theatres large and small. It was the most incredible experience - more than 10,000 people came and cheered, whooped, cried, laughed, celebrated incredible women from history and shared their stories – and we’re already starting to plan a follow-up tour for spring 2024.
Now, it’s full steam ahead for the publication of The Ghost Ship, the third novel in The Joubert Family Chronicles that can also be read as a stand-alone. A story of piracy, revenge, women struggling to survive in a man’s world, it’s also a story of forbidden love and I can’t wait to be back on the road visiting bookshops in July. Click here to preorder the book and visit the events tab above for a full list of publication events and festivals.
Having taken a break from filming while touring ‘Warrior Queens Show’, I’ll be back on the first Monday of the month on YouTube talking about two novels and two works of non-fiction that I've loved, so if you fancy joining me, go to my YouTube channel and subscribe. I’m also launching my own Substack … so watch out for that in the Autumn.
Thanks to the amazing team at Pan Macmillan UK and all my wonderful publishers worldwide for their enthusiasm, as well as all the librarians and booksellers for their unstinting support. Most of all, thank you to you, the readers and audiences. Your messages and enthusiasm are what make all this so enjoyable.
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries: How Women (Also) Built the World
Warrior Queens & Quiet Revolutionaries brings together Kate’s rich and detailed knowledge of unheard and under-heard women’s history, and of how and why women’s achievements have routinely been omitted from the history books. This beautiful illustrated book is both an alternative feminist history of the world and a personal memoir about the nature of women’s struggles to be heard, about how history is made and by whom.