Catherine is a children’s book author. Her debut book is a middle-grade novel, Quark’s Academy was published in February 2018 (Hachette, Australia). Her picture book, Something for Fleur was published in August 2018 (Hachette, Australia).
Quark’s Academy and Something for Fleur were both selected for the 2019 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge, Quark’s Academy was also one of the few selected texts for the CBCA Readers Cup for 2019 and shortlisted for the 2019 Western Australian Young Reader’s Book Award.
Creative writing, being outdoors, travel, cats (all animals actually but especially cats) and spending time with friends and family are some of Catherine’s favourite things. She has worked in communications for over fifteen years for different charities and corporations including Clean Up Australia and Barnados. She has also had some very fun jobs on the side including, a children’s activities coordinator on cruise ships – travelling all around the world, a dinosaur guide at Taronga Zoo and an event organiser of a music festival in London to raise money for Oxfam.
Writing stories has been the one thing she has always come back to. Growing up, she loved reading, listening to and watching great stories. Now a grown-up, having her own stories turned into books is a dream come true.
Children’s books, in Catherine’s opinion, are the best. They are the ones that shape us, give us hope, help us find our place in the world…and, take us away to wonderful places.
Catherine is an auntie, a godmother and big kid at heart. She is currently working on her next book and is represented by agent Alex Adsett.