About Cait

Karen Lovell, better known by her pseudonym Cait O’Sullivan, grew up in Ireland to an Irish mother and an English father. Dividing her school holidays between idyllic time on her Granny’s farm and the big cities in England culminated in her feeling as though she had a foot in Ireland and another in England, often joking that she came from the Irish Sea. 

When her first three-year degree was complete she moved to England as hotel manager. Four years after that, she got itchy feet and moved into business relationship management, where she stayed for seven years and got itchy feet. Lucky enough to get a twelve-month sabbatical from her job, she decided once and for all to put those itchy feet to the test and travelled the world solo, backpacking from country to country.

Upon returning to England, she couldn't stop following her dreams so she packed in her job and started a degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. Fast forward three years and she graduated with the first of two daughters in her arms. Family life took precedence for the next four years. She started to write her first book, 'Romancing the Seas' as her marriage nose-dived and discovered that the experience of creating new worlds provided her much needed solace. Romancing the Seas was followed by two Gothic novellas, Mugs & Monasteries and Sefton Manor (which she loved writing as the Gothic attributes brought in the supernatural side she instinctively leans towards) and then another full length romance, Taming the Tango Champion. Then the world of Shamanism called to her in the form of her spirit animal coming bounding in to her life. As she wasn't travelling, she instead journeyed in her three to four years studies of Shamanism. It was a world that captivated her and is a rich vein of inspiration to her, for she wrote the first of her trilogy, Pride, A Dance of Flames, whilst studying. 

Those feet kept on itching, and she moved out of London with her then boyfriend/now husband and two daughter to be closer to his two daughters. She now happily resides in the countryside in England, walking daily in the woods with anyone of her family and her madcap Irish Setter, chatting to the trees and just generally enjoying life. 

And no, she doesn't have itchy feet. Or so she tells herself!

1 comment:

  1. greenhill2006@hotmail.co.uk29 October 2013 at 14:30

    Have just started to read Sefton Manor and I am hooked!! Thank you Cait