Agent: Gemma Cooper

Katy Cannon

Katy Cannon was born in the United Arab Emirates, grew up in North Wales and now lives in Hertfordshire, which is rather flat and green by comparison.

She recently discovered that her great grandmother, Louisa, was one of the first women in India to earn her degree, back in 1916, which makes Katy’s own reading-in-the-bath method of getting an English Literature degree from Lancaster University in the 21st century a little less impressive.

It didn’t take her long to realise that writing stories was much more fun than analysing ones other people had written. It also meant that she could write the sort of stories she actually loved to read, rather than the ones she was supposed to want to read.

Katy has an unending passion for castles and the seaside, which means she spends a lot of holidays dragging her husband, small daughter and Teddy around the country to look at crumbling piles of rocks, or going paddling (but she does always buy them fish and chips afterwards).

Katy's 6+ series, POOCH PARLOUR, is being published by Stripes, with the first two books coming in March 2014. Her 12+ romance, LOVE, LIES AND LEMON PIES, will follow in May 2014, also published by Stripes, with the companion novel due early 2015.