Catherine LarnerHello. I'm Catherine Larner, a writer and editor living in Woodbridge, Suffolk.

Most of my career to date has been spent covering the leisure industry. Whether this has been health clubs and spas, or visitor attractions and golf courses, it has given me the opportunity to travel all over the world and meet many fascinating people.

My writing now encompasses many other diverse topics: excellence in maths teaching, travelogues on Jordan and Morocco, profiles of garden centres and stately homes, sampling restaurants in cathedrals; this gives you a flavour.

I also regularly organise author events for a leading independent bookshop, Browsers, and was the artistic director for the Woodbridge Children's Book Festival in 2008. I've been pleased to host many leading names in literature, for children and adults, including Alexander McCall Smith, Libby Purves, Gervase Phinn, Michael Morpurgo and Philip Reeve.

Working with books, whether selling, editing, promoting or writing, nothing pleases me more than being asked to recommend 'a good read'. In addition to leading book group discussions for children and adults, I contribute reviews to local radio as well as local and national magazines.

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