Katherine Stannett lives in a small village in Sussex with her exhausted husband, two lively children, two insane dogs and one belligerent cat.
She studied Russian at the London School of Slavonic and East European Studies and then went on to teach English in England and in Japan. She spent many years editing EFL material before she decided to have a go at writing.
Katherine spends most of her time in her office at the bottom of the garden, listening to the birds sing and trying not to work too hard.
As well as 'HotSpot' 3 & 4, she has written 'Take Shape' Workbooks 4 & 6 and 'Macmillan Secondary Course' Teacher's Books and magazines for Macmillan and also 'Timesaver Raps! For learning English' and the 'Click' magazine series for Mary Glasgow.
When she's not hiding in her office and falling asleep in front of her computer, Katherine likes listening to music, playing the piano, walking her dogs and eating (too much) cake.