About

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Kathleen McGurl is a writer of short stories, novels and how-to-write books. She lives by the sea in Bournemouth with her husband and teen son 2. Teen son 1 is away at university. When not writing she is either working at the day-job (IT for a large retail organisation) or running along the Bournemouth prom, slowly.

She has sold dozens of stories to women’s magazines in the UK and Australia. Her how-to-write books and a romantic novella are available as ebooks from Amazon. Her first full-length novel, The Emerald Comb, was published by Carina UK on 22nd September 2014, and her second, The Pearl Locket, on 27th February 2015. Her third, The Daughters of Red Hill Hall, was published on 14th April 2016. Her fourth, The Girl from Ballymor, will be published as both ebook and paperback on 1st June 2017.

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37 thoughts on “About”

  1. A very big welcome to your new blog, Kath. I’m sure it will be very successful.

  2. Lovely to see your new website, Kath, and the ‘real’ you at last!

  3. rosgemmell said:

    Hope this isn’t a duplicate – my previous comment disappeared! Great to see your new website, Kath, and the ‘real’ you! All the best with your novels.

  4. Lovely to see you and know more about you. I have shared your Sam Tonge post with my writing group, will be talking about it on Friday. Very useful!

  5. I look forward to reading this new blog. Love womagwriter, so please, please keep that one going too.

  6. Just to say hello! And best wishes for the new blog.

  7. Good luck with the new blog honey xx

  8. Julia Anderson said:

    All the best, Kath. Looking forward to reading this one too.
    Julia

    • Sue Erickson said:

      Hi Kathleen, I just finished your novel, The Pearl Locket. I loved it!!!! What a wonderful read. I am in Reno Nevada reading from google books. So I now going to read, The Emerald Comb. Just wanted to say hi and thank you!! Sue

      • Thanks Sue! I’m so glad you enjoyed that book and hope you like my others as well. Thanks for stopping by to let me know!

  9. julielees said:

    Hi! Nice to meet you, and looking forward to hearing more about you, via your new blog.

  10. Just come over to say hello and I like the look of your new website. Beautiful seascape picture at the top – did you take it?

    • Yes, Bridget, just snapped it with my phone-camera the other day, thinking I’d like a sea-scape at the top of the blog. At the time I thought I must come down to the beach with a proper camera, but actually I rather like this photo anyway!

  11. Your new web site looks great! 🙂 Enjoy it! xxx

  12. Great website Kath. Looking forward to your posts.

  13. Ann White said:

    Nice one! I thought the sea pic was a professional job.

  14. Samantha Tonge said:

    All the best with this lovely site, Kath! x

  15. Quiet writer said:

    Hellooo! Lots of luck with the new blog. 🙂
    Lilian x

  16. Nice to see the real you, Kath. I’ll be a regular visitor.

  17. Best of luck with this, Kath.

  18. Lovely website for a lovely lady. 🙂

  19. Thank you all!

  20. Hi,

    i’ve been following your womag site for several months now and will most certainly be following your new one. I am an article writer with a story just waiting to come out, so I look forward to any tips your will be giving to us all.

    Denise.

  21. Kate Blackadder said:

    Have signed up to follow. Always enjoy womag, sorry I didn’t get round to telling you that before!

  22. Kate Hogan said:

    Just a note to wish you ‘Good Luck’ with all that you do. Good wishes KH

  23. Love womag blog – good luck with this one and many thanks for all the helpful info. Good luck with your new book – about to download it 🙂

  24. Thanks for your past blog, and best wishes for the future one!

  25. Kate Blackadder said:

    Nice to see you here, Kath. All the best with your novels.

  26. Bernie Hicks said:

    Wher
    E .can i get a copy of daughters of red hill paper back pleased

    • Hi Bernie, I am afraid it is only available as an ebook at the moment. I will announce on my blog if my publisher decides to bring it out as a paperback.

      • Bernie Hicks said:

        Thank you Kathleen gosh it would be great if I could get a paperback as I don’t like e books and prefer to hold a book

  27. Bernie I would LOVE it if my publisher decided to put my books out as paperbacks – but it is up to them, and it all depends on whether the books sell well enough as ebooks to warrant going into paperback.

  28. Alice Pirie Wirtz said:

    You are a fabulous writer & all great reads. Thanks.

  29. Sue watson said:

    Great to see another book comming out i love reading your books very much keep writting its good to see that people have talent in writting such great reads

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