Catherine Cawthorne always wanted to be an author like Jo March from Little Women, or Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. But then she also wanted to be a toothpaste tester and to own a café called Hot Plate selling hot Ribena and Wispas. She spent most of her childhood either up a tree, reading, or forming secret societies in her best friend’s shed.
There is still nothing she likes more than getting totally and utterly engrossed in a story. When reading the last chapter of The Railway Children to her daughter, she managed to cry her contact lenses out.
Catherine now lives in Guildford with her husband and three children.