Cathie Hartigan

Secret of the Song, Cathie's debut novel, was published in September 2015.    

A time-slip mystery set in contemporary Exeter and renaissance Naples, it has received many enthusiastic reviews:



'I really enjoyed it, a very clever piece of writing, quite compelling right to the very end. Brilliant!'

'This is a book that is not only a page-turner but lingers in the memory. Terrific!'  


Cathie trained as a music teacher at Darlington College of Arts, but that was quite a while ago. A more recent decision to pursue her life-long writing hobby more seriously led to lecturing in creative writing at Exeter College for nine years.

Cathie founded CreativeWritingMatters  in 2011. She is co-author with Margaret James, of The Creative Writing Student's Handbook and The Short Story Writer's Workbook.

Cathie is also a prize-winning writer of short fiction, and her stories have appeared in several anthologies.

Website: www.creativewritingmatters.co.uk
Twitter: @cathiehartigan