Author's Comment: Q. What was the biggest inspiration for you to become a writer? Catherine: Probably my mother. She always had her head in a book, and she was always reading to my brothers and me while we ate dinner. She's a very imaginative, creative person who encouraged us to read - and if you like reading books, you generally end up wanting to write them.
Q. What was your favourite book as a child? Catherine: I didn't have a favourite book as a child. I liked the Narnia books, The Nargun and the Stars by Patricia Wrightson, Josh by Ivan Southall, Snugglepot and Cuddlepie...lots of books.
Q. What are the best and worst things about being a writer? Catherine: The best thing is making money out of something that's so much fun. The worst thing is editing. Once I've finished a book, I want it to go away and never come back - but it does, again and again. I hate that.
Featured series by Catherine Jinks
Theophilus Grey (Ages 10 and up)
City of Orphans (Bogle) (Ages 11 and up)
Evil Genius (Ages 13 and up)
Pagan Chronicles (Ages 13 and up)