CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD is a writer from Cork, Ireland.
Her debut thriller, Distress Signals, will be published by Corvus/Atlantic on May 5th 2016. You can find out more about Distress Signals here.
Catherine is currently studying for an English degree at Trinity College Dublin as a somewhat mature student. (She was born in 1982. You can do the sums.)
She has self-published two light-hearted travel memoirs: Mousetrapped (2010), about eighteen months she spent working in Walt Disney World, Florida, and Backpacked (2012), the tale of her reluctant trip around Central America. In 2014, she published the third edition of her pragmatic “how to”, Self-Printed: The Sane Person’s Guide to Self-Publishing.
Before all that, Catherine worked as an administrator in the Netherlands and a campsite courier in France, stapled things together in a variety of offices and, for her entire adolescence, was obsessed with the idea of becoming a virologist. Most recently, she worked as a social media marketer for a major publishing house.
She’s currently dividing her time between the desk and the sofa and wants to be a NASA astronaut when she grows up.
(Author headshot credit Steve Langan at CityHeadshots.ie)