Cath Crowley

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Cath Crowley grew up in country Victoria with her parents, three brothers and pet dog named Elvis. Growing up, her favourite books were about private detectives or adventure, particularly the series Trixie Beldon, Nancy Drew and the Wolves Chronicles. After secondary school, she qualified as a teacher, however, she later gave up full-time teaching to pursue her love of writing, going on to study professional writing and editing at RMIT. 

Cath has lived and taught overseas but now lives in Melbourne and works as both a freelance writer and a part-time teacher. She has received numerous honours and awards for her touching and insightful young adult novels.

Author's Comment:

I would like a pet fish.

I love listening to The Lucksmiths, The Lemonheads, Zoe Keating, Radiolab and This American Life.

I sleep walk sometimes.

Three of my favourite artists are Mark Rothko, Sam Leach and Ghostpatrol.

I find it hard to make a decision.

I like reading on trains.

I really like coffee.

I write best at four in the morning.

One of my favourite films is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

My favourite storytellers are Charlie Kaufman, Ira Glass, Helen Garner, Daniel Kitson, Karen Russell and John Green.

Nationality: Australian

Featured series by Cath Crowley

Gracie Faltrain - Age 12 & up