About

A storybook romance swept me from my American childhood to marriage, life and a teaching career in Yorkshire. I have two grown-up sons and a wonderful Finnish daughter-in-law.

Me with hubby, sons and my dog, Buster.

Becoming an author seemed as likely as being a princess or an astronaut but after twenty years at the chalk-face, I left schools behind and set my mind to the dream. So far, I’ve had several poems, short stories and articles published, won a handful of local prizes, as well as being invited to speak at events in the UK and US.

A foodie, I recently discovered the joys of grow-your-own, love ‘doing up’ old houses, reading, badminton, skiing and various crafts.

Could there be a more beautiful place to garden?

I write using a pen name because my first book was a memoir and I didn’t want some of the people mentioned to be easily identifiable. But I also wasn’t sure I could write a book and thought maybe this other person could manage it!

Discussing possible names in the pub with friends, I discarded “Hot Chocolate Fudge Cake” as a suggestion but settled on the inspiration that came from a packet of peanuts and a bag of crisps ;o)

To contact me email kbwalkerwrites@yahoo.co.uk

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Michael Cargill
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 12:03:27

    I reckon that the dog is Nuts, and the bloke on the left protecting his knee is Crisps.

    Everyone else is called Banana.

    Reply

  2. Donna Trinder (@donna_trinder)
    Jul 12, 2012 @ 20:49:54

    What a beautiful blog!

    Lovely pictures 🙂

    Reply

  3. Sharon Rawlette
    Jan 24, 2014 @ 12:10:42

    “I also wasn’t sure I could write a book and thought maybe this other person could manage it!” — Love it! 🙂

    Reply

  4. Sheila North
    Jul 31, 2015 @ 08:03:38

    Looking forward to seeing you again tomorrow – Yorkshire Day! – and to your author talk at Doncaster Central Library. Safe journey, & see you soon.

    Reply

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