Hi! Welcome to my author site, I’m so glad you stopped by!
I’m Catherine and I’m a writer. I haven’t always been a writer. In fact, for most of my life I’ve been doing other things, and I don’t have an English degree or an MA in Creative Writing or anything fancy like that.
Born and brought up in the UK, I graduated from Oxford University with an MA in Maths and Philosophy. For some reason I decided to head off into teaching, but what I really wanted to do was travel, so after two years of trying to teach maths to classes of unruly teenagers who really didn’t want to learn, I went off to Bible college and did another degree, this time in Biblical and Cross-Cultural studies. I met my husband there, and shortly after we were married we headed off to Russia of all places. Not quite what I’d had in mind, but at least it was the warmer part of Russia! We ended up staying there for 11 years, working in linguistics and translation, living amongst one of the many minority people groups, studying their language. It was an amazing time!
By the time we returned to the UK we’d acquired three children and soon had another one on the way. My time was spent changing nappies, doing housework and home educating the older three children. If that wasn’t enough, somewhere in the midst of all the busyness and sleepless nights I decided I wanted to write a book. Crazy, right? Actually, I came to love those Saturday afternoons, sitting a coffee shop, writing my manuscript and feeling like a proper grown-up. I wrote a book about our time in Russia and self-published (under another name). The whole process was so much easier than I had first thought, and I found I had the writing bug.
Soon I found myself subscribing to podcasts about writing, reading books such as ‘Bird by Bird’ by Anne Lamott, and planning my first novel.
I’m a Christian writer, so I seek to honour God in all that I write. My faith is such a central part of my life that I found I wanted to write about characters who felt the same way.
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