About Catherine Broughton
Catherine Broughton is a writer, poet and artist. With her husband she is also the owner of the Chateau & Domaine de Rochebonne, near La Rochelle in France, a group of very popular holiday houses which she lets during the summer months.
Catherine is the author of several novels as well as a series of books for children. She is also a water-colourist and an expert in on-line marketing.
Catherine Broughton is English and is in her early sixties. She was born in South Africa, the second of seven children. Her father, a man from Somerset in the UK, was a doctor of tropical disease and his work took the family all over the world. They spent many exciting years in various parts of Africa, the South Pacific, Switzerland and more. Later in life, with her own children, Catherine lived abroad and visited many countries around the world. Her novels and tales of travel reflect her expatriate lifestyle
For many years Catherine did illustrations almost uniquely for charity cards, gifts to relatives or fund raising for the church, and has only recently been drawing and painting regularly, usually creating at last one piece a day to accompany her daily blog. Several of her sketches have been used in magazines. She is the author many articles, poems and short stories as well as her novels.
Catherine Broughton attended London University where she did a BA (Hons) in French; in later years she also achieved a BA (Hons) in History of Art with the Open University.
Catherine is happily married with three children and three grandchildren. She now lives in the UK with extended patches in France and in Belize.