Kate Evans MA BSc
‘Sometimes nothing is so solid to me as writing – I suppose that’s what a vocation means – at times a torment, a bad conscience, but all in all purpose and direction.’
Robert Lowell 1917-1977
I have been a writer for over thirty years and have over fifteen years of experience of encouraging others to explore and develop their creativity. I write creative non-fiction, academic non-fiction, fiction and poetry. I created two word-based art installations for the Coastival festival, one based on the writing and life of Edith Sitwell.
I trained as a psychotherapeutic counsellor and am very interested in the connection between writing and good mental health. I was poet in residence for HAFNEY 2008-2009 working with staff and patients at Scarborough Hospice and in a ward for end of life care. I continue to run workshops for health professionals and carers exploring the link between creative writing and well being. I also offer mentoring to writers.
I am absolutely thrilled and proud to announce that Constable/Little Brown will be publishing my Donna Morris crime series from 2021 onwards. They are set in the North Yorkshire coastal town where I live. The landscape and the sea are almost characters in themselves, integral in creating the atmosphere of the stories and a way of exploring the internal emotional landscapes of the characters. The stories are told from the point of view of probationary DC Donna Morris. Peri-menopausal, in her fifties, Donna has worries and secrets of her own as she settles into what she thinks will be a temporary stay in Scarborough. However, like many before her, the sea, the town and the people hook her in and she finds she does not want to leave.
‘Kate Evans delivers a gripping crime debut with a truly original policewoman as the central character. Highly Recommended.’ Myles McWeeney, ‘Irish Independent’ May 7th 2022
A Wake of Crows ‘Well written and without flashiness, this believable police procedural deals with guilt, vengeance, love, a serial killer with a God complex and redemption. It is quiet, effective and moving.’
Natasha Cooper, ‘Literary Review’ September 2021.
A Wake of Crows is available in hardback, paperback, ebook & audio book. Drowning Not Waving is currently in hardback and ebook. It will come out in paperback in May 2023. The third in the series, No Justice, will be available in hardback in June 2023.
To purchase my novels visit: A Wake of Crows by Kate Evans | Hachette UK (littlebrown.co.uk) or Hive.co.uk or Amazon or your preferred bookseller.