A Writing Class With a Bestselling Psychological Suspense Author.

Kate Hamer, Author.


Kate Hamer is the Sunday Times bestselling author of three novels. Her debut novel The Girl in the Red Coat was published in 2015. It was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Prize, the British Book Industry Awards Debut Fiction Book of the Year, the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger, and the Wales Book of the Year. It has been translated into sixteen different languages. Kate's third novel, Crushed, was published in May 2019.

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Kate Hamer, Guest Tutor.

Kate Hamer grew up in the West Country and Wales. She studied art and worked for a number of years in television. In 2011 she won the Rhys Davies short-story prize and her short stories have appeared in various collections.

She’s written articles and reviews for The Independent, The Sunday Mail and The New York Times. Kate grew up in the West Country and Pembrokeshire and now lives with her husband in Cardiff.

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Kate Hamer's Books.

If you like psychological thrillers, suspense or mystery novels, you'll love Kate Hamer's novels.

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The Girl in the Red Coat

She is the missing girl. But she doesn't know she's lost. While her mother desperately tries to find her, Carmel embarks on an extraordinary journey, one that will make her question who she is - and who she might become.

The Doll Funeral

My name is Ruby. I live with Barbara and Mick. They're not my real parents, but they tell me what to do, and what to say. I'm supposed to say that the bruises on my arms and the black eye came from falling down the stairs.



Phoebe stands on Pulteney Bridge, tights gashed from toe to thigh. The shock of mangled metal and blood-stained walls flashes through her mind as she tries to cover her face so she won't be recognised. 

What Authors Say About Kate Hamer.

JM Coetzee

Lucy Foley.

“Mesmerising, compulsive, deliciously dark - and so good on the complex and thorny bond between friends. Kate Hamer's writing is incandescent.” 

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Celeste Ng.

“Keeps the reader turning pages at a frantic clip . . . What's most powerful here is not whodunit, or even why, but how this mother and daughter bear their separation, and the stories they tell themselves to help endure it.”

Ali Smith

Lisa Ballantyne.

“Gripping and sensitive--beautifully written, The Girl in the Red Coat is a compulsive, aching story full of loss and redemption.”


Kate Hamer at The Novelry.

When you sign up for a course at The Novelry you will be able to join us as a member and enjoy a live writing class with Kate Hamer in July.

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The Book in a Year Program.

The practical equivalent of a Masters degree, to complete a novel to professional standard. Includes membership, the Classic course to create a big idea for your story, the Ninety Day Novel course to write your novel, and The Big Edit course to revise to publishing standard. 

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The Ninety Day Novel ® Course.

Daily lessons online to guide your novel writing every step of the way to 'The End'. Find your working practice. Live coaching sessions with your tutor to ensure the story is strong and you complete that novel this time and membership included. From £199 or $245.

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