Catherine Therese was born quietly in 1965. She wrote the first draft of her memoir 'the Norty Girl' aged four, acted it out for the next 36 years and began rewites in 2001. In 2005 she attended the inaugural Varuna Masterclass. In between acts she's created poetry, prose and children in Australia, Belgium and Spain; studied languages, Car parks, Colour and Design, and worked as a stylist, mentor and lecturer. She is a 2007 Varuna Fellowship recipient. The Weight of Silence is her first book. She is married with three children and lives noisily amongst trees in Sydney.