Hello! I'm Kim Fleet and I'm an author and writing coach based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Basically, I write books, and I help other people to write books, too.
It's said everyone has a book in them, and if you've been wondering if a book would help to promote you and your business, but are not sure how to get started, how long it'll take, or what your publishing options are, then check out my Boost Your Business with a Book page.
Perhaps you've been struggling with writer's block, perfectionism or procrastination? Has this been going on for weeks, or even months? Then check out Help for Writers.
I'm the author of four novels: Sacred Site and Featherfoot are set in the Australian outback, and are based on my experiences of living and working in remote Aboriginal communities. More recently I've turned to writing closer to home, with my time-slip crime series set in Cheltenham, featuring private detective Eden Grey. The first, Paternoster, explores the sleazy underbelly of Regency Cheltenham. The second in the Eden Grey series, Holy Blood, is about Elizabethan espionage and trade in holy relics.
I'm a prize-winning short story writer, and have published 80 short stories in magazines and anthologies. I also write articles on family history and social history topics. So it's quite a mix! One day I can be writing a gentle, sweet romance for the women's magazines, the next I'm plotting a gritty murder, the next I'm researching and writing a blog post for a client. I love the variety and the opportunity to write in so many different styles and voices. You can find out more at the 'What I'm Writing' page.
I regularly give talks on my books and writing. The biggest thrill was appearing before a sell-out audience at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and I've also given talks at the Cheltenham Poetry Festival and at CrimeFest, the literary festival for crime lovers. I support a number of charities and sponsor a guide dog. You can read more about the charities I support, my hobbies and how I came to be a writer, at the 'About Kim' page.
Finally, check out my blog - about Cheltenham, writing the Eden Grey mysteries, crime, and the writing life. Enjoy!