Down The Tubes is the story of addiction, abuse, family breakdown and homelessness, based on my experience of working in the addictions field for many years.
Targeted Age Group:
Much of my work is quite edgy and gritty. My work tends to be character-driven and voice-driven.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
You need to have self-belief, persistence and passion. It has to be a need to write, rather than just a desire to be a famous writer. Few achieve that. You need to be prepared for disappointment, frustration and knockbacks and need to develop a bit of a tough skin. Not too tough, of course – but sensitivity needs to be channelled creatively!
Kate Rigby was born near Liverpool and now lives in Devon. She’s been writing for over thirty years, with a few small successes along the way.
She realized her unhip credentials were mounting so she decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip was published in 2010.
However, she’s not completely unhip. Her punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published her novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka!(2004) and Break Point(2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of her satirical novella Lost The Plot.
Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).
She has had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories and as part of the Dancing In The Dark erotic anthology, Pfoxmoor Publishing (2011)
She also received a Southern Arts bursary for her novel Where A Shadow Played (now re-Kindled as Did You Whisper Back?).
She is gradually in the process of re-Kindling her backlist of previously published as well as unpublished work including:
Suckers n Scallies (formerly Sucka!)
Down The Tubes
She Looks Pale
Tales By Kindlelight (a collection of short stories, many of them previously published or shortlisted in short story competitions)
Far Cry From The Turquoise Room
Savage To Savvy – (ABNA Quarter-Finalist 2012)
More information can be found at her website:
Or her occasional blog:
http://bubbitybooks.blogspot.co.uk/What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Working in the addictions field for many years where I heard heart-breaking stories similar to this.
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