Kathy is an internationally renowned comic writer, novelist and feminist. Born in Sydney, Australia, she now lives and works in London.
She left school at 16 to become a writer and wrote her first novel aged 17, the cult classic ‘Puberty Blues’ which was made into a major film and a TV mini-series. After several years as a newspaper columnist and television sitcom writer in America, she wrote numerous bestsellers including ‘Mad Cows’ (which made into a film starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel), ‘How to Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints)’ (which was turned into an opera in 2011), ‘To Love, Honour and Betray’ and ‘The Boy Who Fell to Earth’ (soon to be filmed by Emily Mortimer). Her latest book ‘Best Laid Plans’ was published in July 2017.
Her novels have been published in 17 languages around the world. Kathy appears regularly as a guest on the BBC and Sky News. She is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and the White Ribbon Alliance.
Her live one-woman stage show ‘Girls’ Night Out’ is described as a psychological striptease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, and more. In it she also talks poignantly about the trials, tribulations and hilarity of raising a child on the autistic spectrum (her son Jules is an actor who plays Jason Haynes on Holby City).