About Catherine Johnson
“Life has been suitably hectic, I’ve moved house, had books nominated for the Carnegie Medal, shortlisted for the YA book prize and written for Holby City. My children have left home, my poor old cat, Noko has died, but I am still writing, this year marks my twenty-fifth (I know!) year as a published writer. And there have been two, (TWO) new books last year, FREEDOM, from Scholastic, which has been nominated for the Carnegie Medal, and RACE TO THE FROZEN NORTH from the ever-lovely Barrington Stoke.
I am currently working on two spectacular projects, both total dreams come true. The first is in a brand new medium for me, I am working on a computer game and it has been so much fun! Can’t say any more than that, but the art and the world are amazing.
Secondly, I have hit writing gold with a job that could not be bettered – I am lead writer on an adaptation of Miranda Kaufmann’s book BLACK TUDORS for Silverprint Pictures (Shetland, Vera, Jericho). We’re hammering a thrilling drama out of impeccably researched source material that will give viewers a view of London and our history that is fresh and compelling. Clearly, we’ve mountains to climb before anything happens, but you would not believe the joy this is bringing me right now.”