Cat first started writing when someone thrust a pencil into
her hand. Unfortunately as she could neither read nor write
properly at the time, none of her stories actually made much sense.
However as she grew up, they gradually began to take form and, at
the tender age of nine or ten, she sold her dolls' house, and
various other toys to buy her first typewriter - an Empire Smith
Corona. She hasn't stopped bashing away at the keys ever since,
although her keyboard of choice now belongs to her laptop.
The need to earn a living led to a varied career in sales, advertising and career guidance but Cat is now the full-time author of a number of paranormal, ghostly and Gothic horror novels and novellas, including Waking the Ancients, Wrath of the Ancients, The Devil's Serenade, Dark Avenging Angel, The Pendle Curse, Saving Grace Devine and Linden Manor. The Haunting of Henderson Close is her first novel for Flame Tree Press.
She lives with her longsuffering husband and black cat (who remembers that her species used to be worshipped in ancient Egypt and sees no reason why that practice should not continue). They divide their time between Liverpool and a 260 year old haunted apartment in North Wales.
When not slaving over a hot computer, Cat enjoys rambling around stately homes, circles of standing stones and travelling to favourite haunts such as Vienna and Orkney.
"This is a ridiculously fun read, with just enough creeps and chills to keep the reader's pulse up. I thoroughly enjoyed my tour of Henderson Close, and this book has easily put Catherine Cavendish on my list of authors to explore." Sci-Fi & Scary "Cavendish sets the scene exceptionally well and the book is atmospheric and spooky throughout." - The British Fantasy Society "I wasn't entirely sure how I was going to feel about time slips, but Catherine Cavendish really pulled it off. I loved following along with the characters' uncertainty about what was going on, and I was pleasantly surprised by how well everything was woven together." - Ladies of Horror Fiction "Great spooky story! Any spooky tale that keeps me up until 3 am because I can't put it down deserves full stars from me! I loved this story!" - My Interdimensional Chaos "There is so much atmosphere, it was very easy to put yourself into any of the time zones. Everything was so easy to picture and I really felt part of the story.[...]It's my first book by both Flame Tree Press and Cavendish but it definitely won't be the last for either." - For the Love of Books "I really enjoyed this plot-driven and spooky book and highly recommend it to fans of horror and ghost stories!" - Reader Voracious "In this atmospheric novel, Cavendish tells what happens when tour guides go from telling dark and haunting stories to becoming the haunted ones drawn into the story." - Publishers Weekly "The Haunting of Henderson Close stands shoulder to shoulder with the Gothic classics." - Cedar Hollow Horror Reviews "This is definitely a creepy novel and would make an excellent horror movie." - Girl Who Reads "If you're looking for a spooky ghost story I highly recommend The Haunting of Henderson Close!" - Little Miss Zombie "If supernatural chills are what you seek then The Haunting of Henderson Close is highly recommended." - Grab this Book "This is the first book I have read by Catherine Cavendish and I LOVED IT!!" - The Orchard Book Club "...would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good ghost story." - B's Book Blog "I loved this book! ...it is more than just a ghost story." - The Happy Horror Nerd "Superb writing [...] Cavendish's writing is spot on, building wonderful characters and weaving a spell on us unsuspecting readers." - Final Guys "...a wonderfully complex and extremely twisted tale of a haunted area." - Cemetery Dance "...thought-provoking and compelling read..." - Gehenna & Hinnom Books "Catherine Cavendish delivers a clever, accomplished book that entirely normalises the ghost narrative and the timeslip aspects of the story, making it perfectly easy to suspend disbelief and imagine myself on one of Hannah's tours, seeing and experiencing things that jump straight into the realm of the supernatural." - Crime Review