Author of Christian books and resources
The Songs of a Warrior
The people need a king. Everyone knows that. But who? Who could lead Israel?
This dramatic retelling follows the intertwining stories of Jonathan, Saul, David and Michal, as documented in 1 and 2 Samuel. Written for 8-13 year olds, it has been enjoyed by adults too!
KATY SAYS: The heart of this book for me is the question of what kind of king God's people needed, and what kind of king we need today. It's a rich and complex story, but if there's one thing I hope readers go away with, it's that we really, really need not just a Saviour but a Lord. And thankfully we've got one!
Hi, I'm Katy.
I’m the author of The Promise and the Light and other Christian books for children and young people.
I have curly hair, my handwriting is very small, and I like being outside. I’ve read a lot of books, but the Bible is the best one!
I grew up in Somerset but now I live in Chessington at the very south-western edge of London, where I work as an editor at The Good Book Company. Before that I worked in a school as a chaplain’s assistant, and before that I was studying ancient Greek literature in an MPhil at Cambridge University.
This website is the place to contact me and read more of my writing.
A Christmas retelling
The promise was coming true. But no one had thought it would happen quite like this…
Written as a series of vivid and dramatic first-person accounts, The Promise and the Light tells the stories of Mary, Joseph and Zechariah as they experience the events of the first Christmas. This imaginative yet biblically faithful book will captivate children aged 8-12.
“Historically informed and beautifully reimagined. An engrossing tale through which the message of Jesus shines.”
KATY SAYS: My first book was partly inspired by seeing Frozen II at the cinema. Yes. It struck me how much kids (and adults) love being in a familiar imagined world, and how they can cope with lots of backstory woven into a narrative. Why not tell the Christmas story in the same way, I thought—with characters readers would relate to, a rich, real-feeling world to enjoy being part of, and all the wonderful Old Testament backstory seamlessly woven in? And this is what I came up with.
I'm proud and pleased to be a part of The Good Book Company's efforts to support parents as they lead their families in worship, Bible reading and prayer.
The Friend Who Forgives Family Bible Devotional
This fun, flexible 15-day devotional is a chance to explore the meaning of the cross through the story of Peter. It includes prayer ideas, simple comprehension questions, thought-provoking extra sections for older children, and relevant application questions—as well as fun colouring pages and activities! With wonderful illustrations by Catalina Echeverri.
Any Time, Any Place, Any Prayer Family Bible Devotional
This 15-day devotional is based on the storybook by Laura Wifler. It takes readers on a tour through the story of prayer—from the beginning, when Adam and Eve talked with God face-to-face, through Old Testament stories and the coming of Jesus, all the way to the promised new creation!
Tales That Tell the Truth Family Devotionals
More of my writing
Sometimes I write blogs or articles for Christian websites.
The Good Book Company Blog:
Should We Use Our Imagination When We Read the Bible?
A Prayer for Perseverance
When the Future’s on Hold
Unlocking the Bible:
How Mary's Song Bridges the Old and New Testaments