Ellie’s Insights: Katherine Taylor

Katherine Taylor released her debut novel, Under The Stars, in 2021. She lives in Cornwall and as well as reading and writing she manages a local café.

You can follow her on Instagram below.


Tell me a little about yourself, your name, where you come from etc.

I live in Cornwall and work as a manager for a local café. I have always been an avid reader and writer and have shelves of notebooks full of stories I’ve written over the years.

Tell me a little about your writing.

I self-published my first novel, Under the Stars, at the end of May. It is a young adult/fantasy/romance novel.

Where can we find your work?

Under the Stars is available from Amazon as a paperback or kindle edition.

When did you start writing?

I started writing this novel last year during the lockdown.

Tell us about your writing style.

I write in first person, mostly from the main character’s POV.

What is your biggest writing quirk?

My biggest writing quirk is sometimes writing for fun and never going back to read what I’ve written or do anything with it.

What made you self-publish over traditional publishing?

I decided to self-publish as I really just wanted to get a feel for who would read my book and see what people thought of it before going to a publisher.

What do you think are the pros and cons of self-publishing?

Pros: Self-publishing is great as you can publish it as soon as it is ready, rather than waiting at all. You also have complete control over what you are publishing.

Cons: You have to pay for any costs involved and all advertising/ marketing is down to you.  

What platform do you use to self-publish?

I use KDP.

What is one thing you wish someone had told you when you started your writing journey?

Life is too short to keep putting it off.

Who is your favourite Indie Author and why?

I find it really hard to choose favorites as I really love a lot of author’s work. Recently I have been loving Melissa Morgan and Ellie White.

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