Catherine Randall is a writer of historical fiction for 9-13 year olds. Her debut novel, The White Phoenix, set in a London bookshop in 1666, was shortlisted for the Historical Association Young Quills Award 2021.

Catherine worked hard to make The White Phoenix historically accurate and as a result of her research takes workshops about the Great Fire of London into primary schools. She is passionate about encouraging reading and volunteers with the charity Give A Book.

Catherine is also known in her local neighbourhood for writing and producing local history plays.