Katy Regan was born in 1974 and brought up in the northern seaside town of Morecambe. Her claim to fame – aside from being possibly the only person in the world to get expelled from primary school – is that at the age of 16 she went to stage school in Surrey with Posh Spice.
Going back to her northern roots Katy went on to study English and French at Leeds University where she became features editor of the student newspaper and discovered her love for writing (and all day drinking sessions after press day…) After a brief stint as what can best be described as ‘jumble sale and centenary correspondent’ at the Northampton Herald and Post, she went to London to pursue an altogether more glamorous writing career where she worked at 19 magazine before joining Marie Claire as writer in 2002.
At the height of her career as the office roving reporter singleton she fell accidentally pregnant by her best mate (who just remained a friend) and seeing the creative possibilities in this unconventional situation her editor commissioned her to write a column “And then there were three… sort of” which proved so successful it ran for two years and inspired many a reader to write in to Katy with their life story.
Katy’s first novel One Thing Led to Another was published by HarperCollins in 2009 and her second The One Before the One was published in November 2010. 2013 saw the publication of How We Met, closely followed by The Story of You in 2014.
Katy’s latest novel, Little Big Man, was published by Macmillan in April 2018.
Katy lives in Hertfordshire with her son.
The Story Of You
There is no story of me without the story of you I want to explain it all to you. How this happened. How that summer […]
How We Met
There are some people you can’t imagine life without. What, at the end of it all, is really important? Liv and her friends can’t imagine […]
The One Before The One
A contemporary love story told with Katy’s inimitable laugh-out-loud humour, poignancy and heart. TO DO LIST: Make something with Quinoa Pluck eyebrows Do something ‘cultural’ […]