Press kit

50-word bio:

Kate Heartfield’s first novel is coming from ChiZine Publications in 2018. She is working on an interactive novel for Choice of Games. Her fiction has appeared in magazines and anthologies including Strange Horizons, Escape Pod, Clockwork Canada and Monstrous Little Voices. A former newspaper journalist, she lives in Ottawa.

150-word bio:

Kate Heartfield’s first novel, a historical fantasy called Armed in Her Fashion, is coming from ChiZine Publications in 2018.

Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Strange Horizons, Lackington’s and Podcastle, and in anthologies including Clockwork Canada, Blood and Water, and Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare’s Fantasy World. Her story “The Seven O’Clock Man” was longlisted for the 2016 Sunburst Award.

She is writing an interactive novel for Choice of Games based on the Canterbury Tales, due out in 2018.

Until 2015, Kate was the opinion editor for the Ottawa Citizen. She was shortlisted for Canada’s National Newspaper Award for editorial writing in 2015. She now teaches journalism at Carleton University.

Kate is a former board member of the Ottawa International Writers Festival. She has served on juries for the Ottawa Book Award and the Sunburst Award. Her agent is Jennie Goloboy at the Donald Maass Literary Agency.

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