My new novel Brave New Girl - out soon!
Hello! This is my site, I'm Catherine Johnson and I'm a writer and screenwriter.
I've written lots of books for young readers including Arctic Hero, A Nest of Vipers and Face Value.
I've got two books out this year, The Nightmare Card, a short modern, spooky story for Barrington Stoke, and Brave New Girl, my first ever funny book. It's also the first book I have ever written that is set in the future, not the far future, 2012, just before the Olympics and the action takes place in Hackney, London, where I live.
I also write for film and TV, including Bullet Boy, with Saul Dibb, and dramatic bits for Simon Schama's Rough Crossing on BBC2.
I’m currently working on a fabulously seventies story for TV, with great hair and a fantastic soundtrack.
I've worked abroad for the British Council in Albania and Malawi as well as being writer in residence in Holloway prison and writing occasional columns for The Observer. I do loads of workshops in schools and libraries and will be taking part in the amazing Pop Up festival of Stories in Coram’s Field in July.
One last thing I have been lucky enough to help choose the design for the Olympic and Paralympic games in 2012! Will post more info as soon as possible.