Kate Mayfield

Kate Mayfield is the author of The Undertaker’s Daughter (a memoir) and the coauthor of Ten Steps to Fashion Freedom and Ellie Hart Goes to Work. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, Kate lives in London.

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“The Undertaker’s Daughter is a wonderfully quirky, gem of a book beautifully written by Kate Mayfield.…Her compelling, complicated family and cast of characters stay with you long after you close the book” (Monica Holloway, author of Cowboy & Wills and Driving With Dead People).

How does one live in a house of the dead? Kate Mayfield explores what it meant to be the daughter of a small-town undertaker in this fascinating memoir evocative of Six Feet Under...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. We either do, or we don’t.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The sons and daughters of the morticians of Ancient Egypt who were considered outcasts and made to live separate from their communities.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A.

Sitting before a roaring fire in an English country house hotel with a huge pot of tea and a gobsmackingly good book. Rock and roll.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. The nameless women and men who work in all manner of jobs while most of us sleep.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. But...

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