After four years of flinging herself round the dancefloors of Nottingham's nightspots, Cathy somehow managed to get an honours degree in business.
She then plunged herself into the corporate world of marketing, working on high-powered projects such as testing the firing range of SuperSoaker water guns and perfecting the weeing action of Tiny Tears. After making it onto Timmy Mallet's Christmas card list, she realised it was time to move on and so in 1995 set up her own marketing agency.
She now lives in an idyllic Nottinghamshire village with her husband, two daughters and a dog called Pearl.
Random Facts about Cathy Bramley
Lucky charm: pottery frog out of a Christmas cracker
Favourite tipple: Polish cherry vodka
Best ever Christmas present: Potter's Wheel (toy version)
Hates the expression: Compliments to the chef
You can get in touch with Cathy via her website www.CathyBramley.co.uk or her Facebook page Facebook.com/CathyBramleyAuthor