Kate Long lives in Shropshire. She is the author of several novels including the No. 1 bestseller The Bad Mothers Handbook.
Literary events - readers' days, library talks, writers' panels and such - are usually a grand day out. They're a chance to meet the people who buy your books, to hear feedback, maybe compare notes with other authors, to get out from your lonely office and socialize with real people r...
I spent 2006 writing a novel called The Daughter Game which explores the relationship between a teacher and one of her female pupils. Now, on the eve of its publication, I've been thinking about teachers in general, and the effect two of them in particular had on me.