Catherine Ferguson burst onto the writing scene at the age of nine, anonymously penning a weekly magazine for her five-year-old brother (mysteriously titled the `Willy' comic).
Catherine's continuing love of writing saw her spend her twenties writing for various teenage magazines including Jackie and Blue Jeans before getting serious and becoming a sub-editor on the Dundee Courier & Advertiser.
Catherine's first novel Humbugs and Heartstrings is very loosely based on Dickens' A Christmas Carol. She lives with her son in Northumberland.
'I adored every page of this book and can't imagine a more perfect summer read. Gorgeously written, heart-warming and with characters so vividly realised that you just want to hang out with them on a Saturday night. She's already a hugely popular author but this, mark my words, is the book that will make Catherine Ferguson go stratospheric.' Claudia Carroll
"This was such a fantastic feel good read! I am still thinking
about it now over 24 hours after reading it and still feel all
fuzzy and warm!"
"Full of wit, warmth, lots of laugh out loud moments yet with a
real gorgeous, valuable message at its centre, this book is crying
out for loads of people to read it."
"Catherine Ferguson's writing is always a joy... It romps along
at a great pace and she certainly knows how to make you laugh and
cry - sometimes within just a few pages of each other. Highly