Catherine Blackfeather was born in Canada but grew up in England. She is a dancer, live storyteller and poet. For many years she used to set up writing workshops for other people, but somewhere along the way found herself writing too. She has written many short stories in the folk tale format, which she performs as live tellings in her local area or as Dubhna Rhiadra in a virtual world. Recently she has begun to draw more on her Lesbian identity and life-experiences in her writing and has moved into writing ‘proper’ novels.