About Me

Katherine MayKatherine May is a writer who is fascinated by the ways we tell stories in everyday life.

This has led her to write stories with ghosts in them (as opposed to ghost stories), a novel about how we imagine our life-stories and an erotic memoir and blog as her online alter-ego, Betty Herbert.

In 2017, she is publishing a novel in three parts, The Whitstable High Tide Swimming Club, and in 2018, a memoir, The Electricity of Every Living Thingboth with Trapeze Books.

After developing a live performance of Burning Out in 2008, she co-founded The ReAuthoring Project, working with authors to create live, interactive performances of their work. She has since worked to develop performative vehicles for her own writing, such as her Confession Booth (2012) and the Mucky Book Club (2010-2013).

Katherine is currently Programme Lead for the Creative Writing MA at Canterbury Christ Church University .

She is currently working on a PhD on the anthropology of self-narrative, and is walking the entire South West Coast Path before she turns 40 (documented in How To Walk). She lives in Whitstable, Kent with her husband and son.

Visit Us On TwitterVisit Us On FacebookVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On Linkedin