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Kate Heartfield

Kate Heartfield

Kate Heartfield is a journalist and fiction writer. She is the author of The Course of True Love, one of five novellas in the collection Monstrous Little Voices: New Tales from Shakespeare's Fantasy World, published by Abaddon Books in 2016. Her speculative stories have appeared in several anthologies, including the steampunk anthology Clockwork Canada (2016), and in magazines including Strange Horizons, On Spec and Lackington's.

From 2004-2015, Kate was a member of the editorial board of the Ottawa Citizen, where she was editorial pages editor from 2013-2015 before leaving the world of daily newspapers. She now divides her time between fiction and freelance editing and non-fiction. She is a former board member of the Ottawa International Writers Festival, and a mentor/editor for The OpEd Project and Informed Opinions. She lives in rural Ottawa.

Her website is and she is on Twitter as @kateheartfield.

Writers Festival Appearances