Catherine Greenall has been writing full-time after a long career as a government scientist. She is the author of the first two books in a trilogy 'A Quirk of Destiny' & 'Return to Gallanvaig' an apocalyptic science thriller. Watch the trailer for the trilogy now in the Author Updates section. She also published short story collections 'Echoes and Reverberations' & 'Burnview.' 'Echoes' e-book is available free and Burnview is free on subscription to mailing list.
Reviews of 'A Quirk of Destiny.'
‘.. great romp of a novel, populated by a host of well-drawn characters, and with a gradually emerging, sinister plot twist.’ Brian Page, Editor Mensa Magazine
‘This book is rather scary at times as to the scenario it presents and even more so when one considers the author's background. The reader may be left wondering, and possibly rightly so, I should say, as to whether this might not be whistle blowing disguised as fiction. A definite must read book.’ Michael Smith, Editor Green Living
‘The manipulation of genes place huge powers in the hands of the few and that is why books such as the ‘Quirk of Destiny’ can be so valuable in sounding the alarm bells in time for people to regain control.’ Peter Riley, GM Freeze Campaign Director
‘The threat of Genetically Modified (GM) Plants and its impact on our health may be a greater risk than we realise.’ Phil Exon, Mensa Science Fiction SIG Editor
The Best of the Year 2013. Best books (joint number 1) On the same level we have then “A Quirk of Destiny” – another must read book – though different, as it is about GMO and more a thriller and a novel rather than a memoir. Michael Smith, Green (Living) Review.
‘For her first fiction novel, Author Greenall has what it takes to keep us glued to the story. Entwining the global conspiracy right into the general populace as a method to control the world by big corporations and evil government infiltrators was masterly presented. There are no super heroes here, no big prepper networks, just serious citizens that realize they need to get out right away or die. If you want to read something out of the ordinary as subject matter you will love this conspiracy. A Quirk of Destiny will take a bite out of your belief system and present just enough of today’s food service doubts to keep you reading until the end. I’m hooked and will certainly keep a close eye on the “what if” this really was to happen. That’s what makes this book so much fun to read.’
Burntroot Broadcasting, Canada
Her work includes ghost, horror, science fiction, realism and vegan cookery, as well as scientific works.
She is a long-term vegan and her published works include full colour & budget versions of the vegan cookbook, "Vegans Can't Eat Anything!" and a ghost story, 'Echoes'.
Reviews of 'Vegans Can't Eat Anything!'
The first thing that impressed me was the availability of the ingredients used. The step by step instructions are also very well written and easy to follow. The photos are very appetising and really make you want to make the food. I found that the recipes will appeal not just to vegans/vegetarians but to all people who appreciate fine food. Altogether an entertaining and useful book that would be an asset to anyone’s collection.
Mark Bateman, Vegan Society
@CathyGreenall Oh my...if only you could eat a photo! (Roasted Vegetable Pizza). #createyourpizza participants, let this be your inspiration! Pizza Express
Vegans can’t eat anything - that is a common misconception. What is left? What on earth can you eat? The pictures look lovely! It’s doing interesting things with fruit and vegetables…being creative and inventive with your food. BBC Radio Manchester interview
The assorted tasters (included) mini roasted vegetable pizzas, nut rolls and Aloo Tikka Yums, which comprised tasty vegetables cooked with Indian spices, wrapped in filo pastry. One guest Molly, aged eleven, described it as the best pizza. Packed with ideas for anyone who wants to boost their diet and their immune system, with some incredibly healthy recipe ideas. Lancashire Life at book launch.
A cookbook that challenges the notion that vegan cooking is dull. There are plenty of exciting recipes to make from simple teatime meals to gourmet evening meals to impress your guests. The recipes in the book are an interesting mix of international cuisine and also some traditional Lancashire dishes. The book contains recipe ideas for warming, hearty soups, light appetisers and starters and some delicious main courses. The meals seem 'doable' for both novice and experienced cooks. Wrexham Veggies
Photos of the dishes are on the back of the book, by the way, and they do look good. “Why do they do that?” asks the author. “I mean, make a perfectly healthy fresh vegetable soup and then gunk it up with cream?” Yeah, I can relate. I’m the cook in the house and I’m usually too busy actually cooking to look at cookbooks. This would make a good cookbook for any vegan. I’m going to get started immediately. Vegan Voice Australia
This is a collection of Catherine's own recipes, and there is a good, well balanced selection with standard recipes such as Lentil Cottage Pie through to the more unusual and intriguing, including Beer Battered Beetroot! Vegan Village
I was very impressed with this 124 page healthy little charmer. I do truly believe that in this day and age especially it is a great spiritual practice to eat in a health conscious way, and this yummy guide with it's 80+ recipes ranging anywhere from "Rich Vegetable Chilli" to "Bean and Mushroom Soup", and last but not least, breath-taking deserts that almost look to good to be true. I found the recipes to be easy to follow and the ingredients not hard to come by. I would recommend this sweet treat to everyone. Riki Frahmann, Mystic Living Today Newsletter
The funny perceptions of non-Vegans are pretty laughable at times, but this great author, Catherine Greenall decided to take it an spin it into a fabulous book of vegan recipes. She derived this title from responses of some restaurants when asked what their options for vegans were. Easy Vegetarian Recipes Spifty.com
Her scientific works include 'The Mersey Measure.' She edited and published her father Robert Greenall's autobiography, 'The Greenall Chronicle.'