Katherine Roberts gained a First in mathematics and computing from the University of Bath and worked as a computer programmer in the 1980s until redundancy struck. She spent the next ten years working with racehorses, before her debut novel Song Quest was picked up by Harry Potter editor Barry Cunningham. Song Quest went on to win the inaugural Branford Boase Award in 2000 and became the first title in the Echorium Sequence.
Her Seven Fabulous Wonders series was published by HarperCollins 2001-07 and translated into 12 languages worldwide, and her epic novel about Alexander the Great I am the Great Horse' Chicken House, 2006) has found a wide readership across all generations. She lives in the southwest of England near the sea, where she writes fantasy and historical fiction with a focus on legend and myth. www.katherineroberts.com