Katherine Nightingale studied and worked in Bristol in television and short-film. She immersed herself in the community and music scene of Montpelier and the surrounding areas. Katherine has gone on to work for social justice and political change, most recently with Oxfam GB, but continues to write both fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent published article was for UK Surf Magazine Pit Pilot (October 2009, Bali: Girl's Allowed?).

Katherine Nightingale's audio story for Heads & Tales, called Wet Paint, Please Touch, is set in the Stokes Croft area of Bristol. Katherine lived for several years in 109 Ashley Rd, home of the iconic camel graffiti that stretches along the side of the semi-detached house and was the inspiration for the main character in the story.