Kissing Lying Down
Kissing Lying Down is the title story from Kate’s collection of the same name.
Three friends reunite in a packed bar during a heat wave. They make new friends along the way and the evening gets better and better; until it doesn’t.
“A great and disturbing story. Tough has a brilliant way with everyday realism. A balmy, golden evening in Glasgow turns into something much darker and unforgiving. Great details, for good and ill.”
– Mary Paulson-Ellis, author of The Other Mrs Walker.
Head for the Edge, Keep Walking – novel
No-one does lost quite like Jill Beech… Just out of a long relationship, she quickly finds that life has nothing she can rely on; not career, men, friendships, or health…
In her inimitably wry and witty way, the resilient but bewildered Jill embarks on a laugh (and cry) out-loud search for meaning amongst the bars, workplaces and NHS clinics of Glasgow.
At once funny and tender, Head for the Edge, Keep Walking is a clear-sighted look at a generation of women that was told they could ‘have it all’.Read More →
It’s a Man I Need – story
A warm portrait of a straight-talking couple who commit to not getting married.
This story is from Kate’s in-progress collection, Kissing Lying Down.
“I loved reading these. Engaging, funny and warm. Great humour throughout, wonderful character observation and some deliver a powerful kick.”
Helen Sedgwick, author of The Comet Seekers