Katharina Marcus is a British-Brightonian author of German-Jewish descent with a Dutch passport and a nationless heart.
She lives in perpetual chaos on a ball in space with one husband, two children, four ponies and a cat.
A life-long horse woman with a serious penchant for bareback riding, she used to top up her meagre earnings from writing by moonlighting as a freelance riding instructor and horse trainer when not practising as a psychotherapist or serving food. Presently she is employed as a Girl Friday in a school for exceptionally entertaining and diverse young people.
She hasn't got a website, barely blogs, doesn't tweet and still finds facebook a bit suspicious but is always grateful for reviews and pretty friendly when messaged.
Aside from "Boys don't Ride" she has written two full-length novels about horses and their people: "Eleanor McGraw, a pony named Mouse and a boy called Fire" (2013) and "The Boy with the Amber Eyes" (2015); as well as one entirely horse-free novel, entitled "Cooking with Caroline" (2017).