Upmarket Alternate History and Historical Fiction
Photograph by Crista Rosten
A Love of Writing and History
Katheryn Gallant is a native of Southern California. She began her writing career in the second grade when she won an essay contest on “From Sea to Shining Sea”. She has written for Brazzil and the Journal of Liberal History. Katheryn is a lover of the Victorian and Edwardian eras and an aficionada of alternate history. Her fiction features real-life female protagonists. Get in touch to discover more about Katheryn’s work, writing process, and future endeavors.
Katheryn lives in West Covina, California with her mother, brother, and three cats.
The Asquith Affair
The love letters that H. H. Asquith (British Prime Minister from 1908 to 1916) wrote to the aristocratic socialite Venetia Stanley (his daughter’s best friend) inspired Katheryn’s upcoming novel. Venetia was 35 years Asquith’s junior, and his letters were full of sweet nothings and state secrets. Katheryn’s alternate history explores what might have happened had those letters been published in 1915 instead of 1982.
The illustration of Venetia Stanley is by Holly Bunn.
“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”