Catherine Queen is a secondary school English teacher by day and a writer by night. She grew up in the wilds of Penge, South-East London and spent most of her formative years reading everything and anything, including cereal boxes. After a degree in Classics at Oxford University (in the only college for the discerning novelist – Somerville), she spent a year teaching at a primary school in Attica, Greece, where she developed a severe case of Hellenophilia – and finally had the courage to put her overactive imagination to work by writing her first novel. Now she tries to get the children of Croydon to love books as much as she does!

She loves T.V. (from trashy to classy), especially anything with kickass heroines, killer robots or Don Draper, film, theatre, late nights on the Sims 3, immersive fiction, crisp afternoons on the South Bank, pyjama days, Lindor, 3000-year-old epic poetry, Greek dancing (esp. sfarli, pentozali and zonoradiko) and eating gyros in the shadow of the Acropolis.

She dislikes chicken bones on the top deck of the bus, smokers, spitters and ministers for education.

To get in touch, please email catherinequeenwrites@gmail.com.



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