Hello, I'm Katherine May, the bestselling author of Wintering and The Electricity of Every Living Thing.
I coach talented, motivated people to write their first non-fiction book, and to manage the demands of authorship across a long career.
Most of the people who work with me have either:
• already built a career outside of publishing, and are now seeking to share their life experiences or expertise
• reached a point in an existing writing career when they're ready for change.
So whether you're writing a memoir, taking an academic or professional practice into a more commercial setting or expanding your journalism into a book, I can help.
Why learn with me?
I’m the author of three published memoirs – The 52 Seductions, The Electricity of Every Living Thing and the bestselling Wintering, longlisted for the Wainwright Prize. I'm also the editor of The Best, Most Awful Job, an anthology of writing about motherhood.
Behind the scenes I work as a literary scout, and a development editor for Faber Academy and Audible, so I have a good eye for the demands of the market, and plenty of experience in helping writers to polish their words to publication standard.
I’m also an experienced teacher – until recently, I was Programme Director for Creative Writing at Canterbury Christ Church University, and I have led writing programmes for Tate Britain, the National Gallery and the City of London Festival.