Agent: Araminta Whitley
Kate Harrison worked at the BBC before becoming a full-time writer. She was a correspondent in TV and radio news, then a producer/director on Newsround, Panorama and undercover investigations in the UK and abroad. She also worked in programme development, wrote the script for a BBC 1 drama-documentary, and has written for newspapers and women’s magazines. Kate’s novels are all published by Orion, including the Secret Shopper series, as is the first of her young adult trilogy, Soul Beach.
In 2012, frustrated by the lack of user-friendly advice around the 5:2 Diet, Kate Harrison published her comprehensive, honest and personal guide on how to live the 5:2 way. Her open, witty and proactive approach gave rise to the overwhelmingly popular 5:2 forum and Twitter and Facebook groups, which Kate still runs. The 5:2 Diet Book (Orion) remains a huge bestseller in ebook and print, and the companion titles, The Ultimate 5:2 Diet Recipe Book, 5:2 Your Life and 5:2 Good Food Kitchen quickly followed. Her latest book 5:2 Veggie and Vegan was published on June 1st, 2017. She lives in Brighton.