Catherine Rose Gunther is from Sydney, Australia. An avid reader and writer she hopes to find her own stories in the hands of readers around the world someday.
Catherine grew up in Sydney as a child, but spent ten years on the sunny Gold Coast, where she completed her Bachelor of Popular Music degree at Griffith University/Queensland Conservatorium of Music. There she studied songwriting, with a focus on lyric writing for Country, Folk and Americana music. She also took courses in Shakespeare and Australian Literature.
She has since released her single ‘Buried Alive‘ in August of 2018 on Spotify, receiving airplay national wide on community radio and the praise of local street press, with more music to be released in 2019.
Whilst in Queensland she interned, and later worked as a writer for Blank GC, a monthly print/online cultural and lifestyle magazine. Her role there saw her interviewing bands such as WAAX and Cub Sport, reviewing live shows and festivals including Big Sound, A Day On The Green and Stevie Nicks, as well as writing various single/EP/album reviews.
In May 2018 Catherine made the big move back to Sydney and has since begun working full time as the National Account Coordinator for Allen & Unwin and Murdoch Books. Rumour has it there is endless cake and office dogs cuddles are must each week #FinnFridays.
In 2019 she started her Master’s of Creative Writing at Macquarie University part time whilst she continues to work for A&U and her own writing projects.
Catherine is often found with a good book in hand, some chocolate in her pocket and a pile of notebooks filled with scribbled ideas for her next project.
DISCLAIMER: All opinions and reviews are mine and mine alone. They do not reflect or are influenced by my employer, Allen & Unwin.