Catherine Doyle grew up in the West of Ireland. She holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Publishing. Her award-winning middle grade debut, The Storm Keeper's Island and its sequel, The Lost Tide Warriors, is set on the magical island of Arranmore, where her grandparents grew up, and is inspired by the daring sea-rescues of her ancestors. She is also the author of the YA series, Blood for Blood. Catherine lives in Galway by the sea, but spends a lot of her time in London and the US.