CATRIN COLLIER/KATHERINE JOHN/CARO FRENCH/KATHERINE HARDY/K A JOHN -
At present (July 2015) working on Princes & Peasants the sequel to The Tsar's Dragons (out November 1915). She has just completed Scorpion Sunset the third in the Long Road to Baghdad trilogy which will be published July 1915. Look out for her raunchy Caro French Farcreek novels, Lady Luck, Lady Lay, Lady Chance named after the Cullen boys' yachts.
She has penned scripts and has had 3 stage plays professionally performed. Her first novel, Hearts of Gold, filmed as a TV mini series by BBC Worldwide attracted an audience of 6.8 million on UK TV. TY CATRIN, an Education Centre in Pontypridd named after Catrin Collier, opened in 2003. Her alter ego Katherine John's crime book, By Any Name, was filmed by Tanabi in Wales in 2014, starring Cengiz Dervis, Samira Mohammed Ali and Dan Richardson. The photographs and video are from the filming.
Catrin's most bemused moment. When someone commented, "It will be wonderful for Pontypridd when you die." (Many of her novels are set in the town)
Her best "putting in place moment". When someone joined a queue at a signing session in Waterstones and waited ten minutes to say, "I don't want a book, love, but as you're here for two hours, look after my shopping for me." - She did.
Her proudest moment, when she discovered her Catrin Collier novel, One Last Summer, based on my Prussian born mother's wartime diaries was named recommended reading for adults by the Holocaust Day Memorial Trust.