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', April 2017
Sewing mailbags was the traditional work of prisoners. Now, at one Suffolk prison, they're putting their needles and thread to more creative use.

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

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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

I am always planning new events but at the moment I have nothing quite ready to announce.

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Most recent events

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.
Wednesday 28 September 2016
Biographer, Artemis Cooper presented the life of much-loved novelist, Elizabeth Jane Howard.

Woodbridge Primary School

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
by Christopher Edge
A group of eight children from Year 3 are meeting me each week (on Tuesday after mid morning break) to discuss the book.

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...

The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
by Joanna Cannon

We have just read.....

Everyone Brave is Forgiven
by Chris Cleave
Set in London and Malta during the Second World War, the novel explores the ways external events influence the private lives of four characters.

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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