Catherine spent most of her childhood either up a tree, or reading, or forming secret societies in her best friend’s shed. She wanted to be a writer like Jo March from Little Women, or Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables. She also wanted to be a toothpaste tester and to own a café called Hot Plate selling hot Ribena and Wispas.
Catherine now lives in Guildford with her husband and three children. 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.