Catherine Cavendish

Interviewed 11 April 2020

Catherine Cavendish

Catherine Cavendish first started writing when someone thrust a pencil into her hand. Unfortunately, as she could neither read nor write properly at the time, none of her stories actually made much sense. At nine years old, she sold her toys to buy her first typewriter and hasn’t stopped bashing away since, although her keyboard of choice now belongs to her laptop.

After a varied career in sales, advertising and career guidance, Cat is now the full-time author of a number of ghostly, haunted house and Gothic horror novels and novellas.

She lives in Southport with her long-suffering husband and black cat (who remembers that her species used to be worshipped in ancient Egypt and sees no reason why that practice shouldn’t continue).

For relaxation, Cat enjoys rambling around stately homes and travelling to favourite haunts such as Vienna and Scotland.


Books by Catherine Cavendish

The Haunting of Henderson Close

Hannah has landed her dream job as a tour guide, playing the part of a woman living in 1830s Edinburgh. But when things start to go bump in the daytime as well as the night, she starts to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

Reviewed on 28 September 2019 by Linda Wilson