Catherine Ward lives with her family in the Midlands. Most days she can be found writing in her study, surrounded by piles of picture books. Catherine has worked in training and development, often running workshops or presenting to large groups. In 2008 she quit corporate life to work in primary schools, thriving in a classroom or assembly hall full of children, especially when given the opportunity to talk about books. Her inner child eventually shouted loud enough to see her start writing picture books and she joined the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators in 2017. Catherine also joined The Golden Egg Academy in 2018, successfully graduating from the Picture Book Programme in 2019. If you can’t find her in her study, she may be curled up in bed reading with her son or at the library sharing stories with ‘Wriggly Readers’.
Her debut picture book, The Emerald Forest, will be published by Otter Barry Press next year.