Kate McEwanKate McEwan grew up in South Africa and lives in Somerset. A former copywriter and newspaper sub-editor, she is also the author of a London guide, Ealing Walkabout. After her three children had left home, Kate enrolled on the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University where her fledgling novel gained a distinction.

Life then intervened and it was several years before she finished the first draft of Learning to Swim. Kate was helped by an Arts Council grant and TheWriteDay ~ which she set up to ensure that she and other procrastinating writers with demanding jobs and home lives could write at least once a month.

Recently retired, she can at last focus on the final rewrite of Learning to Swim. She hopes to live long enough to complete all the other novels she has planned!  Kate is represented by Zoe Waldie of Rogers, Coleridge and White.

Read the first 30 pages of Learning to Swim

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