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Introducing Inkspot's founders

Our aims

Cathy and Jurcell set up Inkspot in February 2022.
We are only interested in great content, and are indifferent as to who produces it.
If we love your work, we’ll publish it.

I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.

Catherine Evans

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, 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.

Catherine Evans

Jurcell Virginia

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 avid martial arts fanatic and has written a book with his sensei, Hideo Muramatsu, The Neglected Samurai, which will be published by Inkspot in 2023.

He lives in Amsterdam with his wife and two children. 

Charlotte Harris


Charlotte was born and raised in Chipping Norton and graduated from Cardiff University with an English Literature degree in 2023.

During her time at university she was the Columnist of Quench Magazine, writing frequent articles on lifestyle and literature.Charlotte has also completed placements at Literature Wales and River and Bear Marketing, and currently works as a teaching assistant alongside her work at Inkspot.

She is, of course, a keen reader with a particular love of rural romance novels and memoirs.

Thea Toocheck

Thea is Inkspot’s Publishing Assistant Intern. A native of Pennsylvania, USA, she graduated from Gettysburg College, where she was able to integrate her love of history and literature into her global studies major.

Next, she received her master’s from Queen’s University Belfast, focusing on contemporary Irish literature as a site for conflict transformation and social justice. She has also completed the Columbia Publishing Course at Oxford University.

Driven by a curiosity about the world, Thea is an avid reader and writer, having worked at libraries, edited newspapers, and self-published four novels.

Molly enjoys dark settings with fiendishly difficult plots full of deviant characters struggling with dysfunctional relationships. She likes autobiographies but especially loves a bit of murder, mayhem and mystery. She always knows exactly whodunnit. Her favorite book is Crime and Punishment, which she has read eight times.

Bear is a sucker for a happy ending, so his preferred genres are romance, adventure, and comedy. He loves children’s books and the annual Guinness Book of World Records. For him, the best stories are tales of sticks and balls, grassy fields, woods, open water and walks. His favorite book is Where’s Spot?