Catherine is a Sydney-based 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.
Catherine has been a speaker at several events including the Sharjah Children's Festival, twice, CBCA events, as well as writing festivals including Writers, Unleashed.
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. They can also be read by everyone, which she loves.
Catherine is an auntie, a godmother and big kid at heart. She is currently working on her next book.
Favourite book: Don’t make me choose! But the author, Roald Dahl has influenced me the most.
Favourite movie: The Princess Bride – ‘Have fun storming the castle!’
Loves: Animals, caramel flavoured things, travel.
Doesn’t love so much: Bad manners and waiting in long queues.
Once I…: Worked on cruise ships all over the world and as a Dinosaur Keeper at Taronga Zoo.
I have…three brothers!