Kate Kochu is a off best, 27-year-old aspiring improv actress who inherits a mansion haunted by ghosts that believe it’s 1942 and they are filming a studio adaptation of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, starring Kate, whom they insist must be mega macho male movie star Rex, playing Petruchio. Her love life and career are turned upside down, forcing her to choose between messy reality and fabulous fantasy.

GENRE: women's fiction with romantic comedy and paranormal elements

If you like: Shakespeare in Love, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Beautiful Ruins, Tootsie, Bridget Jones, Layla, Blithe Spirit


LONG-LISTED for the 2022 Leap Frog Press unpublished fiction prize.