Kate Heartfield writes novels, novellas, stories and games. Her works include the historical fantasy novel The Embroidered Book (2022), and the Alice Payne time travel novellas (2018/2019). Her debut novel Armed in Her Fashion (2018) won Canada’s Aurora Award. She also writes interactive fiction, including The Road to Canterbury and The Magician's Workshop, both published by Choice of Games. Kate’s work has been shortlisted for several awards, including the Nebula and Locus awards. A former opinion editor and columnist at the Ottawa Citizen, she is now a freelance editor and writer, and she teaches journalism and creative writing. Kate lives in Ottawa, Canada.
I've run workshops on the following topics, among others:
- Op-Ed Writing
- Writing Historical Fiction
- Revising Your Novel
- Levelling Up as a Writer: What to Hear When You Keep Hearing No
- The Basics: Elements of Fiction
Happy to talk to students about the writing life, how to get published, and how to improve their craft as writers.