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About the author
Catherine Byrne has always wanted to be a writer, and began at the age of eight by drawing comic strips with added dialogue and later as a teenager graduated to poetry. Her professional life however, took a very different path. She first studied Glass engraving with Caithness Glass where she worked for fourteen years. During that time she also worked as a foster parent. After the birth of her youngest child, she changed direction, studying and becoming a Chiropodist with her own private practice. At the same time she did all administration work for her husband's two businesses. This continued until the death of her husband in 2005. However, she still maintained her love of writing, and has had several short stories published in women's magazines. Her main ambition is to write novels, and she has now retired in order to write full time.
She was born on the Island of Stroma, and was brought up hearing stories from her grandparents about the island life of a different generation. An interest in geology, history and her strong ties to island life have influenced her choice of genre for her first trilogy.
Since first attending the AGM of the Scottish Association of Writers in 1999, she has won several prizes and commendations, and has been short listed both for short stories and chapters of her novels. In 2009, she won second prize in the general novel category for 'Follow The Dove,' and more recently, in 2014, second prize for her first non-fiction book, 'A Five Taka Note.' She has attended an Arvon Foundation course and a Hi-Arts writing program, receiving positive feedback on her work from both.
Catherine Byrne lives in Wick, Caithness.
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