Cathy Kelly (née Park) is a writer and editor who lives with her husband and son in a sunny valley on the southern peninsula of Cape Town.

She is a qualified high school English teacher with an Honours in Applied Linguistics. She has worked with people from all walks of life, from teenagers and inner city artists to corporate suits and prisoners.

Her first book, ‘Inside Outside’, an account of her experiences teaching juvenile offenders, was quoted extensively by the (then) Minister of Correctional Services in a speech. This is the closest she’s ever gotten to Parliament.

She is also an entrepreneur who sells 3D design software on the side to support her writing workshop addiction.

She wishes she could say that she runs regularly and does yoga daily, but instead, she resolves regularly to run (& doesn’t) and does yoga intermittently.