About Cat

Cat1Cat Lumb is a thirty-six year old Yorkshire lass living on the wrong side of t’hill in Stalybridge, Manchester, with her wedding-phobic fiancé of ten years, and a mischievous puppy called Hugo the Destroyer.

She began writing again after being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalitis (M.E) in 2009 and since then has drafted four novels and a selection of short stories. In October 2015 she was also diagnosed with a chronic pain condition – Fibromyalgia –  but she refuses to let any disability prevent her from achieving her goal to be a published novelist someday.

In the past she has blogged for Manchester Literature Festival and had work short-listed in Writing Magazine competitions. In May 2015 she had her first short story published in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special. She is currently an active committee member  for Huddersfield Literature Festival,where she used to be Festival Secretary. She recently published her first short story Ebook – The Memorial Tree – and has a story included in a Comma Press Publication, Finesse: Short Stories by Manchester Writers. Writing Magazine also featured her short story, ‘A Strong Word‘, in their February 2019 issue as joint-winner for their ‘hate’ theme competition.

She can also read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs.

Find her on Twitter: @Cat_Lumb


What my blog is all about…

I want to be a writer: ideally a published writer. At the very least, I want to know I tried. At the end of everyday I would much prefer to say ‘I tried and failed’ rather than ‘I didn’t even bother’.”


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If you want to know more about how I started my journey to become a writer, check out my blog post:

The long winding journey of how to be a writer ~