Bringing the past to life...


Welcome to my world...

Cathie Dunn

Cathie is an Amazon-bestselling author of historical fiction, dual-timeline, mystery, and romance. She loves to infuse her stories with a strong sense of place and time, combined with a dark secret or mystery – and a touch of romance. Often, you can find her deep down the rabbit hole of historical research…
In addition, she is also a historical fiction book promoter with The Coffee Pot Book Club, a novel-writing tutor, and a keen reviewer on her blog, Ruins & Reading.
After having lived in Scotland for almost two decades, Cathie is now enjoying the sunshine in the south of France with her husband, and her rescued pets, Ellie Dog & Charlie Cat. 

She is a member of the Historical Novel Society, the Richard III Society, the Alliance of Independent Authors, and the Romantic Novelists Association.

What are my stories about?


Historical Fiction

Having grown up in an old town with a castle up on a hill, I’ve always loved history, and I got into historical fiction in my teenage years.

I love visiting castles, ruins, and museums, and I enjoy bringing my experiences ’on site’ into my works.  



Who doesn’t love a bit of mystery in their lives? I grew up reading pretty much all Agatha Christie novels there were, plus many others. 

Later, I discovered Daphne du Maurier, Victoria Holt and Barbara Erskine, and I was hooked.



My first published novel (with a US-based indie press) was a Scottish romance, but as my focus was always too much on historical events and other plot lines, I realised that the romance had to play a smaller part in my novels.

Still, it’s there, to make the lives of my heroines and heroes, erm, more challenging!