Catherine Alliott

Taken Directly from CA Website: 

"People often ask me if I always had a burning desire to be an author, and the honest answer is no, in fact it almost happened by accident. I was working as a copy-writer in an ad agency and tired of writing blurb for soap powder, began writing a novel under the desk. I had no thought of publication, was just doing it to relieve the boredom, but I must say it was a bit of a shock when my boss walked in one day and said we're not sure you're entirely committed and gave me the sack!Actually I think that galvanized me and I was determined to finish it. I did, but it took a while: I was working freelance, and then pregnant with my first child so it wasn't at the forefront of my mind. When my son was born I discovered babies slept for great chunks of the day, so I revisited it, tapping it onto a computer my brother gave me. (The first draft was in long hand, I'm a complete Luddite by nature, and actually, still write my first draft into note books.)My husband persuaded me to send it to an agent who took it - amazingly and then a few weeks later I had a publisher too. The Old Girl Network came out about a year later and the first time I saw it in a shop, I was so startled I ran out again! I'm convinced it was easier back then to get published, these days it's far more competitive because there are so many girls doing it I'm glad I started early!I've written a few more since then, but some things don't change: I still get a thrill when I see them around. I hope you enjoy the books, I certainly have a lot of fun writing them."

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Publications

  1. The Old-girl Network (1994)
  2. Going Too Far (1994)
  3. The Real Thing (1996)
  4. Rosie Meadows Regrets (1998)
  5. Olivia's Luck (2000)
  6. A Married Man (2002)
  7. The Wedding Day (2004)
  8. Not That Kind of Girl (2005)
  9. A Crowded Marriage (2006)
  10. Secret Life of Evie Hamilton (2009)
  11. One Day in May (2010)
  12. A Rural Affair (2011)
  13. My Husband Next Door (2013)
  14. Wish You Were Here (2015)
  15. About Last Night . . . (2017)