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About the Author

Katherine Blake is a pseudonym for Karen Ball, an author who has written over twenty-five children’s books and was a Bookseller Rising Star thanks to her publishing consultancy, Speckled Pen.

She regularly appears on podcasts, including The Bestseller Experiment and SJ Bennett’s PrePublished. She lives in London and runs a biweekly newsletter filled with fun news, book reviews, and regular updates about her miniature schnauzer.

25 Years’ Publishing Experience

It all started when…

My mother taught me to read as a child, and since then I’ve never looked back.

Now, I have the privilege of editing and helping to create some of the bestselling books in the international publishing industry. From popular children’s series to debut adult novelists, I use my industry-leading editorial skills to work with major publishers and talented authors to create the type of books we all love to read and remember.

From idea generation to structural editing, project management to proofreading, I adore the written page – and helping the best lights in publishing burn bright.