Cathy Le Feuvre is a UK-based writer, broadcaster, journalist and media consultant who, after years of slogging it out in newsrooms and press offices, has finally done what she always promised she would do one day - become a 'published author'.
'The Armstrong Girl - A child for sale: the battle against the Victorian sex trade' is the story of an infamous Old Bailey trial in 1885 which resulted from a major campaign to have the age of consent raised in Great Britain from 13 to 16. The trial involved leading figures of the time, including the second-in-command of the global Salvation Army movement, and a leading newspaper editor who had run a series of scandalous articles based on his 'buying' of a girl to prove that sex trafficking was thriving. 'The Armstrong Girl' was published on June 19th 2015 by Lion Hudson publishers and officially launched on July 1st at The Salvation Army's 150th anniversary celebration - the Boundless International Congress at the O2 in London!
Cathy's first book,'William and Catherine - the love story of the founders of The Salvation Army told through their letters' was published by Monarch Books (Lion/Monarch) in September 2013.
'Life Lines' (Authentic Media), a fiction co-authored with Debbie Duncan, was published in October 2014. It features Esther and Louise, two friends negotiating life, and faith, and corresponding through email.
In early 2015 a biography of retired international Salvation Army leader, Commissioner Gisele Gowans, was published by Shield Books / The Salvation Army UK and ROI. This is available directly from The Salvation Army and on Kindle via Amazon and it's called 'A Girl with a Mind of her Own'
Raised in Jersey, England and Kenya, Cathy worked her way up through local newspapers, BBC local radio and regional television in Jersey as reporter/presenter/producer before moving to the UK 20-odd years ago.
From BBC local TV presenter and journalist she moved into production and became a national ITV producer, before finally finding herself working in Media and Communications, specialising in PR for charity and church organisations/agencies. She spent 7 years in the media office of The Salvation Army UK and Ireland, 5 of them as Head of Media.
In 2011 she took a deep breath and returned to freelancing to allow her more space for writing. Since 2014 Cathy has also been working full time as a broadcaster and right now, is a presenter/producer for BBC Radio Jersey in the Channel Islands - currently presenting the Afternoon Show (1-4pm UK time, Monday-Fridays)
As a Christian, she has does a lot of work for faith organisations, but not exclusively so!