Kate Moore

I am a multiple Sunday Times bestselling author with the ability to write across genres and for all purposes.

I am the author of more than fifteen books across the genres of gift, humour, biography, history and children’s brand publishing. A multiple Sunday Times bestselling author, I am extremely versatile, equally adept at creating projects to clients’ briefs, ghostwriting memoirs and innovating my own ideas.


My work has been published in national newspapers, translated into more than twelve languages, used in national advertising campaigns and performed at the South Bank Centre, London.



Please contact me to discuss how I can write for you – be it corporate copywriting, book publishing or advertising.

Reviews include...


For The Radium Girls:


‘In this thrilling and carefully crafted book, Kate Moore tells the shocking story of how early 20th-century corporate and legal America set about silencing dozens of working-class women who had been systematically poisoned by radiation ... Moore [writes] so lyrically.

FIVE STARS.’ Mail on Sunday


‘Moore has proved to be a prodigious researcher, drawing on unpublished sources and interviewing dozens of family [members] and descendants of the dial-painters ... The overall tone of this fascinating social history [is] Catherine Cookson meets Mad Men ... The importance of the brave and blighted dial-painters cannot be overstated.’ The Sunday Times


‘Heartbreaking ... What this book illustrates brilliantly is that battling for justice against big corporations isn’t easy ... [The radium girls’ story is] a terrible example of appalling injustice.’ BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour


‘Fascinating yet tragic. Book of the Week. FOUR STARS.’ The Sun


‘Moore writes with a sense of drama that carries one through the serpentine twists and turns of this tragic but ultimately uplifting story. She sees the trees for the wood: always at the centre of her narrative are the individual dial-painters, so the list of their names at the start of the book becomes a register of familiar, endearing ghosts.’ The Spectator


‘Moore’s well-researched narrative is written with clarity and a sympathetic voice that brings these figures and their struggles to life. A must-read. STARRED REVIEW.’ Library Journal


‘Powerful.’ Times Literary Supplement


‘A heartfelt … history.’ Sunday Telegraph


The Radium Girls by @KateBooks is a brilliant choice for our #BrainFood Book of the Week.’ BBC Science Focus magazine


‘Harrowing yet humane’ Saga magazine



Reviews of other books:


‘We challenge you not to laugh out loud at this hilarious book.’ B magazine


‘This is a must-have!’ Hot Stars magazine


‘A billet-doux of a book, a pretty little volume ... a delightful gift book.’ Daily Mail


‘This is the perfect book for romantics everywhere ... a light-hearted but informative little gem.’ My Weekly


‘Full of swoon-worthy tips, quirky facts and amorous anecdotes, The Lovers’ Book is just the thing for born romantics.’ You & Your Wedding


‘A sure-fire hit with the tiny tots.’ Woman magazine


‘Although this is unofficial merchandise, there’s obviously been great care taken to make this book as reliable and trustworthy as it possibly can be.’ Book blogger


‘Personal and insightful ... a must-have for any fans.’ Book blogger







My books include:


The Radium Girls (New York Times bestseller; published in the UK in June 2016 and in the US in April 2017)

The first-ever narrative non-fiction account of the Radium Girls: the American women from the Roaring Twenties who were poisoned by the radium paint they worked with, and courageously fought for justice.


The Radium Girls is the winner of the GoodReads Choice Award for Best History/Biography 2017, a Notable Non-Fiction Book of 2018 and winner of a Great Lakes, Great Reads Award 2017, among other acclaim. (History)


Felix the Railway Cat (No. 3 Sunday Times bestseller)

Full of funny and heart-warming stories, Felix the Railway Cat is the remarkable tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat: Felix, the Senior Pest Controller of Huddersfield station, who has over 100,000 friends on Facebook.


Scone with the Wind

Humour meets cookery in this pun-tastic little gift book – written to a brief from a publisher. (Gift/Humour)


Roses Are Red: A Book for Lovers (No. 3 Sunday Times bestseller; originally published as The Lovers’ Book)

The perfect romance guide for Valentine’s Day. (Gift/Humour)


Unofficial celebrity biography

A full-length unauthorised biography written within two weeks to capitalise on the zeitgeist popularity of the subject, published under a pseudonym. (Biography/Pop culture)


Meet Tractor Tom and Tractor Tom and the Music Festival

Children’s storybooks and activity books in the Tractor Tom franchise (the forerunner character from the creators of Peppa Pig).