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Catherine McCarthy
Catherine McCarthy
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Books: 3
  • Profession: author
  • Born: 18 March
  • Member Since: Jun 2019
  • Profile Views: 571
  • Followers: 5
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    Supernatural Suspense Fantasy Children's
BIOGRAPHY

Catherine McCarthy grew up in the valleys of South Wales where she went on to teach for almost three decades. She was inspired to write from a young age, having fallen in love with story-telling and books after being ‘shown the light’ by her mother who had the tradition of oral story-telling down to a fine art!
She is the author of Hope Cottage, a dark and mysterious family saga of triumph over adversity, reconciliation and, well...hope! Penned as a cathartic means of coming to terms with the loss of her own mother it is her second novel, the first being The Gatekeeper’s Apprentice, a fantastical adventure for older children.
Recently published is a book of short stories for adults entitled Door and other twisted tales which explore the darker side of fantasy/supernatural suspense. An absolute joy to write, the collection visits a variety of locations and incidents throughout history and imagines them affected by unexplained forces or creatures of myth.
Although all three books cross different genres there are subtle links between them all, not least of which is the potential power of the human mind as a positive force as well as a self-destructive one.
She now lives with her husband (who is also her illustrator, ideas-generator and best friend) in an inspirational old Welsh cottage in West Wales where she writes, reads, sews and bakes.

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Hope Cottage

Publish Date: Apr 04, 2019

Genre: Women's Fiction

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Hope Cottage

Hope Cottage

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Publication Date: Apr 04, 2019

Women's Fiction

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The Gatekeeper`s Apprentice

The Gatekeeper`s Apprentice

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Door and other twisted tales

Door and other twisted tales

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Publication Date: Aug 13, 2019

Supernatural Suspense

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    • ishgoelbooks 28 daysAuthor
    • Hey thanks so much for your vote for my book The Black Orchids!! I'm in the Final round now so please do vote again and spread the word if possible too 🤗💗
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    • cathmc1 3 months AuthorAuthor
    • I think if at all possible I'd have listened to my heart instead of my head a bit more so that I might have found a way of making time to write earlier on in life. Unfortunately, full time work as a teacher meant I had little free time or 'head space' to do so.
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    • allauthor 3 monthsAllauthor
    • Given the chance to live your life again, what would you change about yourself?
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