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Catherine Deveney

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Contact: cdev2112@aol.com
Other contact method: Publisher (Old Street): ben.yb@oldstreetpublishing.co.uk
Local authority: Glasgow City
Languages: English
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I am an award-winning journalist, teacher and trainer, and novelist who has worked across the media in the UK, including both newspapers and television.

I have a lot of experience of working in schools and currently run a school media project for the National Union of Journalists, training both teachers and pupils to establish newspapers and magazines. My teaching for the NUJ also includes professional feature writing training for journalists, and creative writing.

I have published four novels with Old Street: Ties That Bind, Kiss the Bullet, Dead Secret and The Chrysalis. The novels focus on the psychology and dynamics of human relationships and include themes of love, violence, suffering, transgender identity, personal redemption, and salvation. I am particularly interested in the psychology of writing and am currently undertaking a PhD in this area, looking at the role of experiential learning in the journey from fact to fiction, and the influences of gender and ethics on writing.

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Panel event; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Chairing events

Topics of work

Ageing; Care experience; Childhood; Class & society; Contemporary fiction; Death, grief & bereavement; Discrimination & prejudice; Drug addiction, alcoholism & substance abuse; Family; Friendship; Gender equality; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Human rights; LGBTQIA+ characters; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Politics; Poverty; Religion & beliefs; Rural communities; Violence & abuse

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500; 500+