As a writer and editor, I have enjoyed many years meeting and interviewing many fascinating people, and visiting wonderful locations worldwide. 

First an industry expert, reporting and commenting on the European health and fitness market, I now specialise in profiling authors and artists for magazines.

I contribute reviews and recommendations on new fiction to various publications, websites and local radio, and I interview, chair and organise author events for children and adults. 

I hope you will enjoy reading this selection of my articles, reviews and recommendations.


My current work

Just published

in 'Suffolk', June 2017
Dark deeds make good reads and we can't get enough of them, as seen by Southwold's successful crime writing festival.

Website projects

Enthused and inspired by working on my own website, I have continued to collaborate with a colleague on devising websites for a few select clients, as CGwebdesign

Read more here ....


I was thrilled to act as the Coordinator for the Suffolk Libraries Bookfest on 21-30 October 2016. Author talks, events and activities took place throughout libraries in the county.


Recommended events

7.30pm Monday 19th June
When novelist Laura Barnett conceived her story about the life of a singer-songwriter, she wanted the music to ring from the pages from the book. So she invited real life musician Kathryn Williams to work on the project with her. Meet them both at this very special event at Woodbridge Library when they will be in conversation with me, and playing some of the tracks from the album produced as a companion to the novel.
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Most recent events

Wednesday 26 April 2017
Launching her new novel, 'Dead Woman Walking', the award-winning crime writer, Sharon Bolton proved a hugely entertaining guest. There were laughs and gasps in equal measure as she talked to us about creating and publishing her compelling and sometimes horrifying plots.
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Debut novelist, and journalist, Jem Lester told us about the inspiration behind 'Shtum', his funny and poignant account of a family and autism.



Do Not Say We Have Nothing
by Madeleine Thien
Join in the friendly discussion over coffee and flapjack, or a glass of wine, at Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge.
Monday, 5 June 2017 - 8:00pm

On the radio

BBC Radio Suffolk

Catherine at BBC Radio SuffolkOn the first Tuesday of each month, at 2.30pm, Catherine reviews a book on the BBC Radio Suffolk afternoon programme with Lesley Dolphin. The following month they discuss the book and include comments from listeners.

Lesley's Readers are reading...

Mothering Sunday
by Graham Swift
It is Mothering Sunday 1924. A maid is given the day off work. She visits her lover, but events take a catastrophic turn. How will her future unfold...

We have just read.....

The Geneva Trap
by Stella Rimington
It's Geneva, 2012. A Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with details of hacking of unmanned drones in an Anglo-American Defence...

My blog

Wednesday 4 January 2017

Making the news

The Browsers Book Group made quite a splash in the local newspaper on the last day of the year.

Our recommendations evening held earlier in the month was noted by the books editor on the East Anglian Daily Times, and he requested that we provide him with an account of the occasion and a list of our favourite titles.

The resulting double page spread provided a great reminder of what is a very popular annual event, and we've all added to our 'must read' booklists after hearing so many passionate and fascinating recommendations.

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