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  • Kate Wickers

Biography :
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 a trip mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda and Uganda, written about in a feature for Family Traveller and The Ethicalist. 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 remains a personal favourite. 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, Italia!, JRNY, Tonic, Lodestars Anthology, Suitcase, Porthole cruise & Travel, Virtuoso The Magazine, The Australian and The New Zealand Herald. 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 cruise-line and airline magazines. 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, My Family & Other Adventures’ was published in the UK, North America and Australia in 2022, and was listed in National Geographic Traveller's 'Top Ten Books' of that year. You'll find it at Waterstones, Amazon & Foyles (and many independent bookstores). Kate is currently writing her second memoir.