Catherine Quinn is a bestselling fiction author whose books are published in over fifteen countries. She writes popular romance as Joanna Taylor, and her historical thrillers are published under the pen name CS Quinn.

Catherine also works as a travel and lifestyle journalist for The Times, The Guardian and The Mirror, alongside many magazines. Prior to journalism and fiction, her background in historic research won prestigious postgraduate funding from the British Art Council.

Combining historical research with far-flung travel experiences helped her create her latest book: The Thief Taker – a thriller set in plague-time London. This historical page-turner shot to the bestseller charts with Amazon’s Thomas & Mercer imprint last year. The sequel Fire Catcher is due out in November 2015.

She writes a blog about her adventures eating scary food at