Author takes up county writing role

Catherine Simpson
Catherine Simpson

Penicuik author, journalist and short-story writer Catherine Simpson has been appointed the new Creative Writing Fellow for Tyne and Esk Writers.

Catherine’s six month post will be to mentor and encourage Tyne and Esk members who form eight writing groups across East and Mid Lothian – some of whom are themselves published authors while others are beginners.

She said: “I am very keen to encourage other people to develop their talent and confidence and to enjoy using language. I relish the opportunity this post offers – to share my love of writing and to encourage and inspire other local writers.”

Her book ‘Truestory’ was published last year to critical acclaim.