Catherine worked for Greenpeace for many years before becoming Editor at the Natural History Museum. She then worked with Anita Roddick, founder of the Body Shop and environmental organisations before moving to the Welsh
borders. Here she lives with her partner and two girls for whom she wrote her first book The Story of Life: a first book on evolution. Catherine is Patron of Reading at a local school and writes nonfiction stories to spark curiosity and love for the natural world. She happily visits schools around the country to run workshops inspired by her books.