Catherine has been an avid writer since she can remember. From a young age, she loved books, story-writing and poetry, always playing with words, seeking to create a visceral feel with her work.  

 

She wrote her first novel with her younger brother when she was twelve years old, which gained positive feedback from the UK publishers.  Now Catherine writes a bit of everything; aside from novels, she is the go-to for letters, reports, briefing documents, or a good professional 'nasty-gram' at her day-job (where she is a project manager on construction projects), to production of marketing material for local businesses, or even just simple satirical accounts of her day.  

Catherine lives in Canada, in Kemptville Ontario, with her daughter and quirky quarter horse.  She emigrated from England in 2009, where she lived in Kent and worked in London as a project manager.  She grew up in the beautiful county of Sussex, which inspired the setting for Catherine’s first published novel, The Japson Club.

The novel was started while her daughter, just a baby at the time, took naps.  Catherine, still missing the rolling comfort of the Sussex Downs and their endless bridleways and footpaths, and the cosy country pubs, poured her memories of them onto the pages.

 

Nowadays Catherine, possibly slightly grisled from her years in the construction industry, works in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, and she knows the corporate game, as well as the hard face of being on site in the midst of the dust and rubble. 

 

In her downtime she can either be found hanging out with her daughter, writing late into the night, practicing yoga, reading, or of course, riding her horse. 

The inspiration for the lead character’s horse in The Japson Club is drawn from an enigmatic equine belonging to a dear friend.  He was a characterful, kind, and sometimes volatile thoroughbred, and did not exclude Catherine from unceremon-ious unloading on the odd occasion!

Catherine has begun work on her next novel, the sequel, following the characters as they get to their feet after the shocks and dramas at the climax of The Japson Club, and life is changing again, but is the danger over? 

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