Author Archives: Kerry Mayo

About Kerry Mayo

I have written three novels, I have been published in the Whitstable Women Writers anthology, Place, and the Writers of Whitstable anthology, A Different Kind of Kent, and had one non-fiction book, Whitstable Through Time published by Amberley. I have also had two short films produced and short stories and serials published in national magazines.

Six-Figures, but not for me

In the 20.9.19 edition of The Bookseller, Alice O’Keeffe writes about the fabulous-sounding debut novel by Kate Elizabeth Russell called My Dark Vanessa which has been the subject of a six-figure pre-empt by Fourth Estate and is due out next year. … Continue reading

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Showergeddon

I hate showers. I’ve mentioned this before but I’ve managed to live my life largely avoiding them with an occasional one as a necessity here and there. Until recently. We moved out of our gorgeously renovated Victorian villa with its … Continue reading

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National (mis)Trust

It so happened that, even though I don’t consider myself to be of a certain age, we joined the National Trust with a family pass, our kids dragging down the average age of a visitor by at least thirty years. … Continue reading

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Making Sense of Brexit: The Voice of Mrs Ordinary

What is this monster that started chewing up the British psyche some time ago that no politician can give a workable view of, no journalist or broadcaster can make sense of and that is now eating British jobs and equilibrium? … Continue reading

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Are you a binger like me?

“Do you write 200 words a day?” I was recently asked this question by a man. (To be clear, I have never been asked this question by a  woman.) “Sadly, not,” was my very restrained reply, when all I wanted … Continue reading

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The To Do List of a Busy Mum

My To Do list last week – Launch my second novel Help out at Royal Wedding tea party at the school What actually happened – Sick child home from school Monday Same child diagnosed with scarlet fever Tuesday, minister antibiotics … Continue reading

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Writing On A Difficult Theme

My second book Catch, Pull, Push, covers a difficult topic – a girl on the cusp of womanhood and a much older man. He holds a position of authority over her. She’s in awe of him and the status he … Continue reading

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