Kate Cayley is the artistic director and co-founder of For Stranger Theatre. "The Hangman in the Mirror" is her first novel for young adults. Her writing, including poetry and short fiction, has appeared in a variety of literary magazines. She is currently the writer in residence at the Tarragon Theatre in Toronto, Ontario.
The Hangman in the Mirror does everything good historical fiction should--give the reader a tremendously detailed sense of time and place while rendering the sights and smells of the era through the eyes of a protagonist whose emotions are relatable to a modern audience.--Molly Horan"Foreword Reviews" (10/18/2011) There are several themes running through this gripping novel. One is the disparity between the lives of the wealthy and the poor. Another is the power of words.--Megan Moore Burns"Quill and Quire" (09/01/2011) Not only is this book an intriguing insight into the history of denim, but it just might encourage young people to reconsider the manner in which they think about their world close at hand.--Megan Moore Burns"booklistonline.com" (12/08/2011) Based on a true story, Cayley has taken a sliver of Canadian history and filled it out to become a fascinating flash of life in early Montreal.--Diane Cacciato"Resource Links" (12/01/2011)