Stansted novelist nominated for prestigious book award

PUBLISHED: 16:14 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:14 10 February 2017

Kate Johnson, whose book Max Seventeen has been shortlisted for a prestigious award

Kate Johnson, whose book Max Seventeen has been shortlisted for a prestigious award

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A Stansted author has been shortlisted for a prestigious book award for her action romance novel which is set in deep space.

Kate Johnson, 34, of St John’s Road, is nominated for the Goldsboro Books Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her new book - Max Seventeen.

Kate’s book will go up against three others in the paranormal romance category, with an overall winner being chosen from one of six categories at the glitzy ceremony in Whitehall, central London, next month.

Max Seventeen is Kate’s tenth book, and is the second time she has been shortlisted for the award.

The novel centres on an escaped convict and a deserting soldier, who uncover a terrible conspiracy as they roam the star systems on a pirate ship.

Kate, who has previously written erotic fiction under the pseudonym Cat Marsters, said: “This book is a little bit different for me, so to have it validated by other people is brilliant.”

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