Catherine Ziva was the first in her family to go to university. She used to be a music journalist for Mixmag, and now has a portfolio career, which includes teaching yoga and managing personal development courses. She has also spent fifteen years working with young people in youth clubs, schools and other settings, giving career and development guidance.
Catherine has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University. She won i-D Magazine’s Young Writer of the Year competition for her autobiography in 750 words.
Her novel, Spoilt, was recently longlisted for the Mslexia Children’s Novel Competition.
Catherine was born in north-west London. She now lives with her husband in London’s East End.