Catherine Cooper is  a freelance journalist writing for many national newspapers and magazines. Her book Travelling with Children: A Parents’ Guide was published by NeedToKnow in 2011 and she was a winner of Hot Key Publishing’s NA Christmas novella competition in 2013. She has written several (unpublished) YA novels and a middle-grade book which serialised book for Fiction Express. You can see more about her work at

Catherine is happy to critique three chapters and a synopsis of a YA, NA, MG or non-fiction book or to critique and help with up to five feature pitches (NOT ARTICLES) for those wishing to pitch feature ideas to magazines or newspapers.