Kate Mayfield

Kate is the co-author of Ten Steps to Fashion Freedom (HarperCollins US) and Ellie Hart Goes to Work (Vermilion). She attended West Kentucky University before moving to Manhattan where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. After living in New York and Los Angeles, she now makes London her home.

Books by this Author

“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 and The Help, with a hint of Mary...

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. We either do, or we don’t.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. But...

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. I have many. They are all great.

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.

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