Welcome to my site!

1 Dec

Dear friends, old and new,

Welcome to my website.

I am a ‘Young Adult’ author from London, currently unpublished, writing about lots of things, from mythology-inspired fantasy, through near-future dystopian nightmares, to contemporary action adventures.

My novel, ‘The Twain’, was in the final of the 2012-13 Guardian Hot Key Books Young Writers’ Prize, and received an Honourable Mention in Undiscovered Voices 2014. ‘The Hunt is On’ is a finalist in Undiscovered Voices 2016 and featured in the winners’ anthology.

Check the ‘About’ page to find out more about me and how you can get in touch.

Catherine x

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One Response to “Welcome to my site!”

  1. Emery April 6, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    Catherine, I very much enjoyed your piece on the Pixel Learning site, ‘Writing & Mental Health, the Power of Words.’ As you rightly pinpoint, writing is a ‘space to experiment, a space to play,’ with all the associated benefits for day to day and longer-term mental health, as well as personal pleasure and professional satisfaction.
    I’m intrigued that you also quote Matt Haig, as I am stirred by his observation that:
    “By giving something a narrative shape, I was beginning to believe in the shape of my life again. In beginnings and middles and endings.”
    This sense of finding a meaning ‘in the shape of my life’ is also at the heart of writing and mental health.
    To that end, I just wanted to let you know about a fascinating course, creative writing for therapeutic purposes (CWTP), which is offering a taster workshop in Ealing on Friday 27th May 2016, from 11am-5pm, with experienced and sensitive practitioners in the field. You get to meet students and discover more about applying CWTP to personal development and working with the local community.
    If this sounds like something that might float your boat, contact Mandy Kersey on 0208 8579 2505 or mandy.kersey@metanoia.ac.uk or visit our website: http://www.metanoia.ac.uk/msccwtp.
    Thanks again for such an insightful article.
    Best wishes
    Emery (fellow writer)

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