About Me

Cathy Mansell

Member of Leicester Writers Club, Life President of Lutterworth Writers’ Group, member of NAWG, Just Write, Romantic Novelists’ Association and past president of Leicester Riverside Speakers club.

Cathy is an experienced writer of romantic fiction. Her early work was competition short stories and articles published in national magazines. She was Editor in Chief of the Leicestershire Anthology, ‘Taking Off’, a book promoted and supported by Arts Council UK.

In recent times Cathy has turned to writing full length novels that are set in Ireland/England in 19c. Having lived her childhood years in Ireland, all of her work has that touch of authenticity, faithfully depicting the lifestyle and hardship of Irish families in those days, together with the passions and emotions of her characters, when they become wound up in intricate criminal plots.

Readers of Cathy’s novels are transported to a distant time, with page turning tension, holding tears and laughter in equal measure.

Cathy being interviewed on Food Glorious Food

Cathy being interviewed on Food Glorious Food

Cathy’s debut novel, “Shadow Across the Liffey,” was a finalist in the R.N.A.’s Joan Hessayon Award in 2013 and she was a contender in the TV programme Food Glorious Food with her recipe Cathy’s Crumbs Crumble.

Nowadays, Cathy lives in rural Leicestershire with her husband, where she writes daily in her ‘Loft Study’ overlooking fields and trees.

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