Cathy Faulkner has taught and examined at schools, colleges and universities in Europe and Japan for over twenty years, and currently teaches English for Academic Purposes at Bristol University. She graduated with distinction from Bath Spa University’s MA in Writing for Young People and holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature. She is currently working towards an MSc in TESOL at the University of St Andrews. Besides writing, she loves musical theatre, playing various large bass instruments, making stained glass windows, and growing her own fruit and vegetables. Her debut novel aimed at middle-graders, Digging for Victory, will be published by Firefly Press in May 2023.