Kate Mayfield is a novelist and memoirist. Her debut novel The Parentations is a work of speculative historical fiction published by Point Blank, an imprint of Oneworld. The Undertaker’s Daughter is a memoir about her childhood in the American South, published by Simon & Schuster UK and Gallery USA. Her father was an undertaker in a small segregated town where her family resided in his funeral home for thirteen years.
Kate is the co-author of two non-fiction books: Ten Steps to Fashion Freedom and Ellie Hart Goes to Work, which was also published in Japan, Indonesia, and France.
After attending Western Kentucky University, Kate moved to Manhattan where she graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. She now makes London her home.