When I’m not devising gruesome endings for my characters, I profess to be a mild-mannered daughter, wife, and mother.

While parents, husband, and children may be fooled by this benign facade, my dog, Dexter, is well aware of my true, evil intent. He lies at my feet as I type, and when prompted, does a frightening wolf howl that makes even me shiver, sending my writer’s imagination into overdrive.

Dexter – The Ferocious Beast

My debut novel Where There’s Smoke was inspired by the bravery of firefighters everywhere, but especially by those individuals who gave so much on 9/11. I have drawn directly upon my family’s experience in the Fire Brigade to bring realism to my story.




Where There’s Smoke (Debut Novel) 

Firefighter  Jo Wood’s life stopped the night her husband and daughter died. Discovering they were murdered just kick-started it again.




Heaven and HellThe Bramley Volume 2

Joe finds a novel solution to his wife’s proposal to spend eternity together.


A Killer Week Crime After Crime

The killer dubbed ‘The Cutter’ stalks the city streets, playing a sadistic game of hide and seek



A Christmas Miracle A Writer’s Christmas

When her abusive husband turns his sights on their son, Clare Miller knows it’s time to fight back.

The Wicked Weed – A Writer’s Christmas

A humorous take on giving up smoking.


Living with a cantankerous, overbearing mother leaves Sue little time for herself. Will she ever escape?


ResonanceAnthologyPoem: Scar Tissue –  Resonance published by LaVA – literature and verbal arts.

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HaibunBookHaibun and ArtHaibun: Scar Tissue – The Trees of Kilbroney Park (July 2018)Nominated for the 2019 Pushcart Prize.


Goodreads Giveaway

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Where There's Smoke by Cathy   Cole

Where There's Smoke

by Cathy Cole

Giveaway ends December 31, 2017.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.