Katie Ward | Writer

Red Roses - New Novel

Red Roses is due to be released on 31 October 2021 and stay tuned for the cover reveal which will take place on 23 September 2021 to see the very first glimpse of the stunning cover drawn by Emma Haines who also provided illustrations for her first novel.


Autumn has hit rock bottom; her fear of rejection has stopped her making any progress in life and after a chance meeting with a stranger on a beach she makes a bold decision to chase her dreams. What she doesn’t realise is that she has just made the decision that will lead to her death. Following the last three years of her life as she navigates the highs and lows of trying to find her place in this world. 


Red Roses is an uplifting tragedy that shows the beauty to be found in life through love and friendship but also the destructive force of obsession and jealousy.


Red Roses is the second novel by Katie Ward, her first The Pretender was awarded a prestigious BRAG Medallion Award in April 2019. This novel is a modern interpretation of the classic tragedy made famous by the likes of William Shakespeare, Charlotte Bronte and Wilkie Collins. Katie has a love of classic fiction and aims to encapsulate these elements in work in order to allow her readers to enjoy these aspects in a modern way.





Shute writer publishes her first book
Katie Ward | Writer