Cathryn Kemp is an author of addiction memoirs, and a ghostwriter of more than fifteen titles ranging from celebrity memoirs to true crime, inspirational titles, extraordinary lives, animal rescue memoirs, to crime thriller fiction books.
Five of the titles Cathryn has worked on have been Sunday Times bestsellers, and her personal memoir Coming Clean won The Big Red Prize for Non Fiction.
Cathryn is avidly interested in women’s social history, and is currently mapping out three historical fiction titles based on real women who lived dangerous lives in treacherous times.
She is passionate about addiction recovery as a public speaker and chief executive of charity the Painkiller Addiction Information Network (PAIN), which she set up in 2016 after the publication of Coming Clean, her personal memoir of recovery.
Cathryn was formerly a national journalist, writing across the spectrum of the British press, and has won awards both for her non fiction writing and journalism.
Cathryn is a frequent speaking guest – talking about her memoir Coming Clean and her journey through major illness, addiction to the medicines she was prescribed and eventual recovery. Stigma-busting and awareness-raising are her themes, along with pain, disability, recovery and redemption.
She is represented by Jane Graham Maw at Graham Maw Christie Literary Agency.