Katrina lives in a small village in South East England with her husband and three daughters. In 2013 she was the recipient of the SCBWI British Isles’ Margaret Carey scholarship for fiction, and in 2014 she was one of the winners of the SCBWI’s Undiscovered Voices competition.
Katrina has wanted to be a children’s writer ever since she was eleven, when her school teacher set her class the task of writing an epilogue to Roald Dahl’s Matilda. Her teacher thought her writing was good enough to send to Roald Dahl himself. Sadly, she never got a reply, but the experience ignited her love of reading and writing.
Katrina is the author of THE LAST FIREHAWK chapter book series (Scholastic Branches), SURVIVAL TAILS middle-grade series (Little, Brown), POPPY’S PLACE middle-grade series (Stripes), early reader THE NINJABREAD MAN (Franklin Watts) and picture book CAR, CAR, TRUCK, JEEP (Bloomsbury).

Survival Tails: The Titanic

When loyal dog Mutt discovers that his owner and best friend Alice is set to board the RMS Titanic without him, he is determined to follow her across the ocean. With the help of King Leon the rat, Mutt sneaks aboard, but it isn’t long before the Captain’s cat, Clara, discovers the stowaway. Reluctantly, Clara agrees to help Mutt find Alice, on the condition that he help her look after a trio of abandoned kittens she found in a lifeboat. But when the unthinkable happens and the so-called unsinkable ship hits an iceberg, Mutt and his new friends have to race against the clock to reunite with their humans–and to survive.

Historical Fact and Fiction with Katrina Charman


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Sunday 21 Oct 2:45pm 8 to 12 Historical Fact and Fiction with Katrina Charman