I’m an Irish writer of mainly historical fiction. I’ve been living in northern Tuscany for the last fifteen years, between the Apuan Alps and the Tyrrhenian Sea, with my Italian husband and two cats; my two sons have flown the nest. My first novel under my own name will be published with Impress Books in September 2022. As Katie Hutton I have published two novels with Bonnier Zaffre and am contracted for two more. I have also published romantic novellas with eXtasy Books, writing as Kate Zarrelli. Click on the tabs to find out more.
My short fiction has appeared in a wide range of magazines, on paper and on-line; links to the latter appear under the short fiction tab.
I also work as a manuscript assessor for The Literary Consultancy and for The Oxford Editors, as I love helping nurture new writers. I am also a reviewer for the Historical Novel Society’s quarterly journal (you can read them here: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/?s=Mezzacappa&post_type%5B%5D=reviews) and am one of the organisers of the Society’s 2022 UK conference, to be held in Durham. I’m a member of the Irish Writers Union, the Irish Writers Centre, Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann, The Society of Authors, The Historical Writers’ Association and the Romantic Novelists’ Association.
I’m represented by Annette Green Authors’ Agency: