Kate Wickers is a freelance journalist and author, who has written about travel, culture and food for over twenty years. She’s at her happiest when travelling to off-beat destinations with her husband and three adventurous sons, which has recently included riding with Cuban cowboys, written about in a feature for The Daily Telegraph. Her favourites stories are those which have a big heart and contributing a feature on the Welsh food cooked by her Welsh mother, grandma and aunts to the Wales issue of Lodestars Anthology was a personal highlight of the last year. Her published credits include work for many British and international publications, including The Telegraph, The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Scotsman, The Sun, The i, The Independent, The Jewish Chronicle, Italia!, Suitcase, Delicious, Porthole, Luxury Travel, The Australian and The Globe & Mail. Early in her career she had the honour of contributing to a Rough Guide special, Women Travel, writing on Machu Picchu, Peru, which she’s still immensely proud of. You’ll also spot her work in the cruise-line magazines of Cunard, Seabourn, P&O, Disney and Norwegian. Her travel writing is studied in the ‘Best Contemporary Travel Writers' module at the University of Virginia. Kate's travel memoir ‘Shape of a Boy, family life lessons in far flung places’, will be published by Aurum in the UK, North America and Australia in January 2022. Available to pre-order now at Waterstones, WHSmith, Amazon & Foyles.