Hello and Welcome

I’m Catherine Simpson, a novelist, journalist and short story writer based near Edinburgh.

My debut novel ‘Truestory’ was published by Sandstone Press in 2015.

In 2013 I received a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award for the opening chapters of Truestory. My work has been published in various anthologies and magazines, published on-line and broadcast on BBC Radio.

I love meeting readers and writers and I am available for author events, festivals, book groups, writing workshops and residencies. Please get in touch if you would like me to attend an event.

I am on the list of approved authors on the Sottish Book Trust Live Lit Programme.

I have organised writing workshops for Midlothian libraries, Appletree Writers, Coastword Festival, Oban Adult Literacy Services and Tyne & Esk Writers.

I am represented by Joanna Swainson of Hardman and Swainson.


Catherine Simpson


Catherine will be running three free Writing Workshops for
Scottish Book Trust on the theme of ‘Nourish’, in Edinburgh,
North Berwick and Galashiels. Please see link for details.

As a Coastword Festival  Writer in Residence, Catherine
will be performing work produced during her residency and
will be interviewing author Shelley Day about her debut
novel, Confessions of Stella Moon, on Sunday 21st May,
at the Dunmuir Hotel. Please see link for details.