Author Catherine M. Byrne
Catherine M. Byrne was born on the island of Stroma and lived there for the first nine years of her life. She grew up hearing stories from her mother and grandparents of the life of a different generation.
Pushed by members of her writing circle to write about her native island, she decided to set her story in a fictional island, Raumsey, with all of the characters being entirely the product of her own imagination. After Winning 2nd prize in the Scottish association of Writers' general novel competition 2009, Catherine's first novel, Follow the Dove, was published by Troubadour in 2011.