'Then my parents got sick, and suddenly life wasn't solely about the highs and lows of school friendships and pet ownership, and adventures on holiday in Cornwall. It was dark and scary and challenging and very difficult to understand. So I wrote about it.'
'Literary festivals are the cherries on the cake of writing. You are almost always paid to attend, and if there’s one thing more luxurious than being paid to write, it’s being paid to talk about your writing. You are, in effect, being paid to go on a little holiday. '
Since she was a child, devouring stories about ponies, Katherine Roberts has loved reading about horses. Nor was she alone in this passion for the equestrian, which is to be found in classical as well as popular literature.