Welcome to Kate-Beth Heywood’s blog.
Kate is the author of the comedy novel, Anti-Social Media which was inspired by the lovely trolls, bullies, and pedants who inhabit the world of social media… and a fantastically farcical Woody Allen movie (Italian tenor singing in a shower onstage, anyone?)
She is working on her second novel, which is yet unnamed but has the working title ‘Guest House.’ She’s not entirely sure why it has that working title as it’s not actually about a guest house, but let’s not become pedantic.
She is looking forward to connecting with readers and fellow writers and would love to review other’s works.


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  1. Hello Kate, Thanks for finding and following my blog. Your books sounds great! Wishing you lots of luck with it. It’s nice to ‘meet’ you πŸ™‚

  2. Kate, firstly, LOVE the title of your book. Secondly, I find your blog writing wonderfully entertaining. I’m going to assume the book follows suit. And lastly, I’m kinda hooked, so I shall be back for more. I look forward to many more of your words.
    Congrats on the first book! Cheers

  3. I appreciate you following me,and I have followed back. Not for some compensatory reason, but because you are on the same literary conveyor belt, I am, albeit you are a couple of feet ahead of me. I’m hoping to read your book, and I hope to have one of my own leave the tarmac eventually as well.

      1. I’m not far, other than I have finally come to realize how I can close the logical loops on the farcical track I am on. Once I takeoff, it could be a quick one, though. I tend to work that way.

  4. Hi, thanks for the follow. I thought I would drop by. I love your writing style on your blog and have downloaded your book to my Kindle. I will now think of you as one step closer to that Mars bar ( honestly men what can you do with them – I think you are v kind to even consider buying him his own Mars bar!).

    I’m new to blogging and have lots I want to post so rest assured I will read your book and write a review but it’ll take me a while.

    Great piece on the Agatha Christie autobiography – really made me want to get hold of a copy.

    Loving your blog TTS ; )

    1. Hi and thanks for following me back. Thank you so much for buying my book, I really appreciate it and hope you enjoy it! Haha, yes I’m looking forward to that Mars Bar, it’ll come one day :). Will look forward to your blogs πŸ˜€

  5. Kate Beth, thank you so much for following my blog. Your book sounds absolutely wonderful! I’m taking some time off this summer from book reviews. I need a little relaxation for health reasons, and I’m working on two books of my own. Please send me a reminder in September/October so I can read your book and do a review for you. I will also be ready to follow more blogs at that time, especially yours. I enjoyed your interview on your home site. Do let me know if you have any editorial questions I can help you with. Best wishes on a fruitful career. Writing humor has it’s own special challenges.

  6. Congratulations on publishing your first book. I’ve downloaded it to my Kindle and look forward to reading it. Looks hilarious! Thanks for following my blog and I am following yours as well. As a blogging newbie it’s exciting for me to get that first follower. Best of luck with your books.

    1. Thank you Carol, I really appreciate that and I hope you enjoy it. Your writing is extraordinary. There are not many people who compel me with their writing but yours is… well, compelling (wow, I need to get on with my next novel, my own ability to write seems to be ebbing away.) I loved the post about your mum xx

  7. Hi Kate, Thanks for finding and following me. I am a fellow Agatha Christie devotee and I look forward to reading Anti-Social Media. If it’s anything like the delightful writing style you showcase on your blog, I bet it’s hysterical.

  8. Hello Kate! Thank you so much for following my blog. I am so glad you did because now I know about your debut novel and intend to check it out! Cheers to you and your work on novel number 2!

  9. Thanks for following Ad Pontes and here’s wishing you every success with your next novel (I know how it feels!)

  10. Kate Beth – I just finished reading Anti-Social Media and enjoyed it a lot. It’s an entertaining, fast read with great characters and an intriguing plot. And though the book is really funny I think there is a serious message regarding social media In there for all of us. Congratulations!

  11. Thank you so much for the follow, your book looks amazing and I will definitely have to have a closer look, I will tag you in any review I do on my blog. Hope to meet on our blogs again πŸ™‚

    Bye for now πŸ™‚

  12. Thank you for following my blog! The idea for your book does sound savagely funny and I will hopefully be getting a copy soon. In the mean time I look forward to reading your posts. ^.^

  13. Thanks for following my blog, Kate πŸ™‚
    Most of the posts on my blog are reblogged one from other bloggers so it would be difficult for you to find my own posts!!!
    Your blog looks professional one… πŸ˜‰

  14. Thank you for finding me Kate! Anti-Social Media sounds exciting and I just ordered it from Amazon. Wishing you lots of success with your upcoming novels! Thank you for connecting with us πŸ™‚

  15. Hello kate. I’m happy to meet a fellow author, too! I’m sure we all share the same ups and downs in the world of writing and publishing, and it’s always good to share experiences.I rarely do posts about my books nowadays, though, so you’ll not find a lot of advice there. I just go with the flow and write whatever I feel like writing about – mostly travel posts and the odd flash fiction piece at present. Your book looks excellent, and will read it very soon. I wish you lots of luck with your second one. I’m writing my third right now – when I’m not playing around on WP. πŸ™‚

    1. I loved the short piece of fiction you wrote, let me know if you finish that as I’m intrigued now! Lovely photos of the Lake District too. I’ve only been once, when I was 20, and I didn’t appreciate it at the time πŸ˜€ x

      1. The Lake District is lovely – except when it rains for days on end. πŸ™‚ It’s glorious on sunny days, and quite magical when it’s snowed up there, too. I take it you are somewhere further south? I live near Lincoln, which is quite convenient for travel in every direction.
        The story you read (Leaving Rheged) was in response to a flash fiction prompt. I just do one challenge a week now. I used to do several, because I love writing those short pieces, but I really need to focus on my book now. When I’ve finished my Viking trilogy, I’m considering something set either in Celtic or Roman times. Hadrian’s Wall is another of my favourite areas. I have three posts ready to write up from a holiday up there in August.

      2. Wow, thank you, Kate. I hope you like historical fiction. I’m pretty hooked on it, but I read lots of other genres, particularly crime/detective novels. I also love books that make me laugh, and I’m sure your will do that. πŸ˜€

      3. I hope so too! I have read a few historical novels, the Outlander series for example, and loved it. Actually, crime/detective novels are my favourite. Particularly Agatha Christie, although I like new ones too.

      4. I read most of the Outlander books several years ago. I love them when the story was still in Scotland, but gradually lost interest when they moved over to the Caribbean and then mainland America. As for detective novels, I like all the old faithfuls too, but I also like Val McDermid’s books.

      5. I read most of the Outlander books several years ago. I love them when the story was still in Scotland, but gradually lost interest when they moved over to the Caribbean and then mainland America. As for detective novels, I like all the old faithfuls too, but I also like Val McDermid’s books.

      6. I read most of the Outlander books several years ago. I love them when the story was still in Scotland, but gradually lost interest when they moved over to the Caribbean and then mainland America. As for detective novels, I like all the old faithfuls too, but I also like Val McDermid’s books.

  16. Hi Kate! Sorry I can’t explain why it took me so long to get by and say thank you for following my blog. But, I’m sure you don’t want to know why anyway, and that would probably take longer than it took me to come by and say thank you in the first place. I am delighted to visit your blog and look at the subjects you’ll write about. And on the subject of writing, I would like to say congratulations to you on your first novel, Anti-Social Media. Thank goodness you’re not like those anti-social trolls you wrote about. Your not…are you? Anyway, I look forward to browsing your blog, and I hope I don’t fail to make you laugh when you visit mine. But in case I do, I hope your not the type to throw rotten fruit at a semi-professional sit down comedian? Remember this is the internet, and you’ll miss the markβ€”which is fortunate for me, since when it comes to laughs, I often do miss the mark. It’s a pleasure. πŸ˜€

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