Cathy was born and brought up in Africa, living in tiny communities in the heart of the African bush. She worked in Durban for two years after leaving school, then decamped to the UK and worked in the City for 20 years.
She’s the editor of fictionjunkies.com, a website which publishes short stories of all genres by authors around the world. Her first novel, The Wrong’un, was published by Unbound in 2018.
Cathy is a trustee of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and organises the annual ChipLitFest Short Story competition, which usually receives around 300 entries every year. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and daughter. She also has three grown-up stepdaughters.
She set up Inkspot Publishing with Jurcell Virginia in 2022.
Jurcell grew up in Curaçao, and moved to the Netherlands to study Econometrics at Tilburg University. He started his career in hedge funds, then moved to private equity.
Jurcell is an author and avid martial arts fanatic, and has written a book with his sensei, Hideo Muramatsu, The Neglected Samurai which will be published by Inkspot in January 2023.
He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two children.