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Catherine Isaac

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Here’s me in a nutshell: I born in Liverpool, England and my first experience of writing was as trainee reporter on the Liverpool Echo - a job I loved and in which lifelong friendships were forged over deadlines and quite a lot of beer.
I worked my way up to become Editor of the Liverpool Daily Post, but after five years at the helm I finally tackled my long-standing ambition to write a novel.
I wrote ‘Bridesmaids’ during maternity leave with my first baby and it was published under the pseudonym ‘Jane Costello’. To everyone’s surprise, not least mine, it became a bestseller. I wrote nine romantic comedy novels in all, each of those bestsellers too.
But after a decade, I started looking for a different direction and came up with the idea for
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Anyone who’s self-employed knows how difficult it can be to tear yourself away from work at times. You feel as though, if you turn on your out-of-office you might miss something CRUCIAL (though I’m sure in reality I’m not that important!).

Also, if you love your work like I do, it’s easy to convince yourself that it’s no b...

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“We assume good health is our God-given right, to be taken for granted, as if we’ll always feel this well. Serious illness is meant to be something that happens to other people. People in the newspapers or on Facebook, sharing noble stories and personal battles. Only, overnight, we became the other people.”
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