About Catherine

CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD is a writer and coffee enthusiast from Cork, Ireland.

Her debut thriller, Distress Signals, will be published by Corvus – an imprint of Atlantic Books – in June 2016. You can find out more about Distress Signals here.

Catherine has just finished her first year of an English degree at Trinity College Dublin, where she studies as a somewhat mature student. (She was born in 1982. You can do the sums.)

She has also self-published two light-hearted travel memoirs: Mousetrapped (2010), inspired by the 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.

She’s currently dividing her time between the desk and the sofa and wants to be a NASA astronaut when she grows up.

Follow her on Twitter @cathryanhoward or find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catherineryanhoward.