Endorsements

‘As my publisher/editor, Kathy Gale was astute, empathetic, entertaining, focussed and engaged. I entirely enjoyed working with her.’
Joan Barfoot, author of Gaining Ground, Dancing in the Dark, Duet for Three, Family News, Plain Jane, Charlotte and Claudia Keeping in Touch, Some Things About Flying, Getting Over Edgar, Critical Injuries (The Women’s Press); and Luck (Weidenfeld & Nicolson).

‘I worked with Kathy Gale for a number of years when she was publisher at The Women’s Press, and found her to be a talented and dedicated editor who was committed to high-quality publishing.’
Marcia Muller, Grand Master of the Mystery Writers of America, 2005, and author of the Sharon McCone crime novels (The Women’s Press).

‘Kathy Gale is a superb editor, extremely perceptive in seeing the true shape, direction and texture of your writing and helping you to refocus, cut and restructure. Her sensitivity and respect for the writing and the writer make her adept at helping you to do this without pain. In my earlier career, she was an immense support to me - and I learned a great deal from her.’
Stevie Davies, author of Boy Blue, Primavera, Arms and the Girl, The Web of Belonging (televised as Belonging, starring Brenda Blethyn, on BBC1), Four Dreamers and Emily, Impassioned Clay, The Element of Water, Emily Bronte: Heretic, Unbridled Spirits: Women of the English Revolution 1640-1660 (The Women’s Press); Kith and Kin (Phoenix).

‘Kathy Gale was very important in getting my first three books, the Diving In trilogy, successfully published. As an editor, she was never afraid to tell me where I’d gone astray, but she’d be enormously supportive too. My sessions with her were honest, invigorating and, most of all, creative. I’ve got a lot to thank her for.’
Kate Cann, author of Diving In, In the Deep End, Sink or Swim (Women’s Press); Footloose, Fiesta, Speeding, Shacked Up, Hard Cash (Scholastic); California Holiday, Spanish Holiday, Grecian Holiday (Avon Books); Too Hot to Handle, Caught in the Act (Red Fox); Crow Girl, Text Game (Barrington Stoke); Speeding (Simon Pulse).

‘Having been a TV writer for nearly twenty years, I’d decided I wanted to write a book but was nervous of switching disciplines, uncertain whether I’d be able to adapt my skills from one area to another. I gave my first three chapters to Kathy to read and found her thoughtful analysis, detailed feedback and encouragement extremely helpful, all of which gave me the confidence to continue.’
Elly Brewer, Lead Writer, Series 1, The Story of Tracey Beaker, CBBC, and author of Jerry and the Jannans (Bloomsbury).

‘I worked closely with Kathy Gale on several novels. We did extensive work together, shaping and fine-tuning my books. I highly valued Kathy’s advice and expert, professional opinion, which greatly helped me to develop as a writer.’
Millie Murray, author of Kiesha, Lady A: A Teenage DJ, Cairo Hughes, Sorrelle, Jade (The Women’s Press); All About Jas (Hodder & Stoughton); Ebony and the Mookatook Bush (Longman’s); Addicted (Kingsway); Tough Talk (Authentic Light); and Lois (Scripture Union). Author of comedy sketches for The Real McCoy (BBC 2) and The Airport, which was short listed for Best Comedy of the Year, 1995 (BBC Radio 4).

‘I have known Kathy Gale for over fifteen years and have always admired her. She has had a unique career in publishing; editorial, senior management and marketing. Few people could embrace such a range of jobs and do them all well, but Kathy’s intelligence, good judgement and calm professionalism has always carried her through. I know that Kathy is one of those people who makes a success of everything she wants to do.’
Kate Jones, Literary Agent, ICM

‘Kathy Gale is a well-known and respected figure in British publishing. She will be known to many from her years as Joint Managing Director of The Women’s Press where her business acumen and good relationships with authors, agents and the book trade put the company on a sound footing at a difficult time. She also has hands-on experience of key areas of publishing, including working closely with authors as an editor, creating dramatic and effective marketing campaigns for a wide variety of titles and working closely with editorial and sales. Kathy knows the publishing business from top to bottom and is ideally placed to help new and existing authors reach their goals.’
Diane Spivey, Rights Director, Time Warner Books

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