Preston author publishes debut YA novel ‘Sisters of Shadow’ at city Waterstones

Posted on - 1st November, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, People, Preston News, Proud Preston
Pic: Katherine Livesey

A Preston author has this month launched her HarperCollins debut YA novel at Waterstones.


Preston-born Katherine Livesey published ‘Sisters of Shadow’ with the publisher’s digital-first division One More Chapter, launching the book at Waterstones Preston on Friday 22 October at 4pm.

Although Katherine has moved from Preston to Northumberland, she remains involved in the local community, working at Ribble Cycles

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Katherine Livesey with her new book ‘Sisters of Shadow’ at Waterstones

Katherine said: “The launch at Waterstones went brilliantly. We had a fantastic turnout and got some great questions.

“I was interviewed by Alice, one of the booksellers, and it was a lovely evening.”

Katherine said she grew up in Lancashire and spent much of her childhood running across the moors or lost in a sea of books.

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Sisters of Shadow

​Katherine takes inspiration from folklore, wild landscapes and the classics of the fantasy genre, as well as the natural world that surrounds her home.

When not writing, Katherine can usually be found knee-deep in mud, walking her two dogs with her partner, baking in her country kitchen or watching an old favourite period drama.

Sisters of Shadow is available on Kindle, paperback and audiobook from Amazon, Waterstones and other retailers.

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Katherine in discussion in Waterstones Preston

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