Katy Rink

Freelance journalist and author

Whether sleeping in a stick shelter in sub-zero temperatures or running wild on a Shropshire hilltop, I am happiest experiencing and writing about the great outdoors. I'm also a fan of irreverent comment and enjoy riffing on a theme to a tight deadline.

I contribute lifestyle, health, parenting and comment pieces to national newspapers and magazines, including The Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mail and Mail Online.

I also work with the news agency Bavmedia on occasion, supplying news, picture stories and real life features to news organisations and women's magazines.

My first book Managing MIL resulted in television and radio appearances here and abroad, including: ITV Daybreak, The Daily Edition (Seven Network), BBC World Service, BBC Asian Network, Newstalk Ireland, RTE Radio 1 Ireland and many others.

After graduating from Oxford University in 1998, I worked as a columnist, feature writer and health editor for regional newspapers (East Anglian Daily Times, Cambridge Evening News, Western Morning News), before turning freelance.

I am available for commissions. Please contact me on 07701 048360 or [email protected]


Paw bearer helps families cope with funeral
A beagle named Basil is Britain's first funeral therapy dog, comforting families when they visit an undertaker after the death of a loved one. The seven-year-old dog plays with...
Transplant patients star in calendar sharing pre-op selfies to show how their lives have been...
Brave transplant patients pose for glamorous fundraising calendar shoot Includes 'selfies' showing their condition as they waited for operations Initiative designed to show how...
Discovering our inner survivalist with the Bear Grylls gang in Shropshire
When adventurer Bear Grylls brought his 'challenging and empowering' survival course to the Shropshire Hills, Katy Rink and her son took up the challenge. When we signed up for...
The 50 stone BEAR who became like a son to couple who rescued him from the zoo
IN THE far north of the British Isles, to the west of the Scottish mainland, lies the island of North Uist, home to just over 1,000 people - and once home to a remarkable bear.
My gilded life was all a LIE: Their wedding cost £65,000 and her dashing husband was a...
By Jana Dowling (as told to Katy Rink) PUBLISHED: 19:06 EST, 11 February 2014 | UPDATED: 19:08 EST, 11 February 2014 My we dding day was glorious: we drove to church in a...
Parenting Dilemma
Should parents put their children on leads?
When it's time for children to leave the teddy bear at home
Teddy Bears in the Classroom
Taking the reins in a royal role
Men giving birth? I'm just not feeling it, ladies
Head teacher: Falls, bumps and gashes are a vital part of child's development
Spare the Bruises, Spoil the Child
The prep school with real family values
Can you spot my boobs?
Wild running: a night in the Shropshire hills
Project Bush: how will photographing public hair help British women?
Downton Abbey has lost its shine
A rape! Downstairs at Downton Abbey! A rape!!

Managing MIL - the book

Shrewsbury launch for new mothers-in-law book
It's the book with all the advice newly-wedded brides will need to deal with one of married life's prickliest subjects - how to deal with your mother-in-law.
How To Survive Christmas With Your Mother-In-Law
Do you struggle to get on with your mother-in-law, even at the best of times? You can bet it will be even more difficult at Christmas, when there are so many jobs to do and so...
The 11 worst MILs: The mothers-in-law you love to hate
3 - The Apologist She'll ring in the middle of children's teatime, when baby is choking on lumps and his brother is painting his own name in mashed potato on the French doors....
Katy Rink answers your Mother In Law issues!
'Just want to let off steam here seems to be the place My in-laws2b are driving me crazy at their lack of interest in our Wedding! We saw the florist at the weekend and he...
Is your mother-in-law a manipulator, snob, apologist or reluctant nan?
Katy Rink has written self-help book on the often tricky relationship She found certain stereotypes of mother-in-laws kept cropping up She recommends changing way you react to...
Exclusive interview with Katy Rink
Managing MIL in many respects it's a hot potato - a crazy thing to do. When I tell people about it they always say 'you're doing what?!' But it's a relationship that affects so...
This Christmas can you make peace with your mother-on-law?
By Mirror.co.uk The relationship with your other half's mum can be notoriously tricky but with her annual Christmas visit looming Katy Rink has some timely advice... Do you bite...
Managing your Mother-in-Law | Netmums Blog on WordPress.com
What sort of mother-in-law do you have? Is she a steamroller, an apologist or a dodgy gran? Whatever the case, you have to have a strategy, says Katy Rink author of a new book...

Agency work, via Bavmedia.com

Man rows diamond ring 3,000 miles across Atlantic to propose
Harry Martin-Dreyer, 27, rowed to Barbados to propose to Lucy Plant, 27 The couple met 6 years ago while studying at Bristol University The London-based head-hunter was joined...
Lights, camera, action!
Female priest and grandmother, 65, poses topless for a charity wallpaper
includes own photos (vicar pics, credited agency)
Meet Lady Winehouse of Southgate

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