Catherine McCarthy

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About the Author

Catherine McCarthy grew up in the industrial valleys of South Wales where she went on to teach in primary education for almost three decades.
Having been ‘shown the light’ by her mother, who had the tradition of oral story-telling down to a fine art, she quickly developed an insatiable appetite for all things literary.

Her first published novel, The Gatekeeper’s Apprentice, is a fantasy, magical adventure for middle grade readers. Still in love with some of the characters from this novel, she has since woven them into her adult fiction, and also has spellbinding plans for them in the future.
Her second novel, Hope Cottage, is a dark and mysterious family saga of triumph over adversity, reconciliation and, well...hope! Hope
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Strong voices; diverse stories. I particularly enjoyed the multi-cultural aspect of the anthology. The first story, What you Eat, by Alys Hobbs, was an outstanding piece of writing, and one I'll come back to again and again. I loved it so much in ...more
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Brandon Scott’s Vodou had me hooked from the outset. I was immediately drawn to the M.C., Jack Holiday, and although he is an antihero, I found myself rooting for him all the way through. I’m always drawn to a dark character with a somewhat twisted ...more
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This collection is a mix of fantasy, (incorporating Irish folklore) horror and sci-fi. All of the stories are well written and imaginative, so much so that at times I felt as though I was encroaching on someone in the middle of a dream. Many were ...more
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