Cathy Farr has always loved stories; listening to them, reading them and writing them. She lives in South Wales with her husband and her Irish Wolfhounds, who provide much of the inspiration for the magnificent Fellhounds that play such a big part in her books.  Cathy’s hounds grow up to 9ft (2.7m) long nose to tail and weigh around fifteen stone.  Known as Gentle Giants, a male Irish Wolfhound is nearly as tall as the kitchen units in your house and on his back legs he would be nearly 7ft!  Cathy, on the other hand, stands 5ft 7inches tall although her weight remains a closely guarded secret.

Cathy Farr is a member of the Society of Authors; she is also on the Literature Wales Writers on Tour list and has written for BBC Wales.  Other titles written by Cathy can be found at

Holder of an Open University Honours degree in Creative Writing, Law and Social Policy, Cathy is currently undertaking a Masters in Education, specialising in English and Understanding Literacy.

‘We were lucky enough to have  Cathy Farr to talk to Years 5, 6 & 7. Cathy an incredibly kind and knowledgeable lady who shared with us her passion for writing, how she does it and why she got into it. We all learnt huge amounts, about both writing and Irish Wolfhounds! Several children purchased the book and already assure me that it is a compelling read. Cathy’s visit was clearly enjoyed and Year 7 pupil, Maddie said ‘I really want to be an author now; she is inspiring.

St Johns on the Hill, Chepstow