Hi, I’m Catherine Bruton – a novelist, journalist, teacher and author of fiction for children and young adults, including the multi-award winning ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’, Carnegie nominated ‘We Can Be Heroes’ (now a family feature, starring Alison Steadman and Phil Davies) my latest  ‘Another Twist in the Tale’  and the forthcoming ‘Following Frankenstein’ (coming October 2021).  Under my pen name  Cate Shearwater, I also write the much loved ‘Somersaults and Dreams’ series.  I enjoy appearing at book festivals and am available for school visits, both virtually and live which can be booked through Authors Aloud (see Contact page for more details).

Following Frankenstein cover reveal

Catherine talks about the inspiration for ‘Following Frankenstein’ and reads from the opening chapter

A brilliantly-conceived and hugely imaginative ‘sequel’ to Mary Shelley’s masterpiece, Following Frankenstein is a hugely exciting and beautifully-written historical adventure, perfect for 9-12 year olds.

Sometimes I was jealous of the monster of Frankenstein. I grew up believing my father cared more for him than he did for me. And was I wrong?

Maggie Walton’s father has dedicated his life to a single pursuit: hunting down the monster created by Victor Frankenstein. It has cost Maggie and her family everything – and now her father is staking everything on one last voyage to the Arctic, with Maggie secretly in tow, where he hopes to find the monster at last.

But there they make a shocking discovery: Frankenstein’s monster has a son…

A breath-taking, epic adventure, spanning the icy wastes of the Arctic Tundra to the vaudeville circus of New York, from the award-winning author of No Ballet Shoes in Syria and Another Twist in the Tale.


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