Katri Skala worked for many years as a senior arts administrator and editor (literary and script) in the UK and the US. She now works as a mentor and coach of writers. Her novel ‘A Perfect Mother’ was published last year. The next one, ‘Not What it Seems’ is scheduled for publication in the summer of 2021. She lives near Stroud, having moved there recently from Norwich where she was founding programme director of the National Centre for Writing, and where she works as a mentor at the NCW and with private clients.