About Me

Hello, thank you for popping by. I’m a self-confessed crazy cat lady, a former freelance journalist, business magazine owner, editor and digital agency owner.

That’s the dull bit out of the way! I’m also mum to Daniel, irritating wife to Mark and step mum to two teenage girls. I’m a huge F1 fan and when I’m not writing I can be found looking after other people’s cats in my role as a cat sitter.

It sounds cliched, but I have always wanted to be a writer, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t carry a notebook and pencil to scribble down ideas. The turning point came a couple of years ago. Nearly twenty years ago I diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, and as much as I fought against it I could feel my health declining as I continued to push myself beyond my limits. I quit the commercial world and decided that if I was going to achieve my dream, then now was the time to do it – before I turned 50!

The Lie She Told was my 1st crime thriller, published in October 2020. The protagonist, Kate, had been in my head for around 5 years and it was on a trip to the Scottish Highlands that I knew I had found a home for her. The story started as a whimsical romance, but my love of crime made the story take a darker twist and soon became a crime thriller.

The Web They Wove, the 2nd book in the Tangled Web series, was released on 28th May 2021 and I’m so excited to hear what readers think so if you’ve bought a copy, please do consider leaving a review on Goodreads or Amazon.

I write in a shed located in my back garden – Shed of Words, and often I have to stop what I’m doing and just pinch myself. I’m incredibly lucky to be achieving my dream with the support of my family and friends.

I have no idea where this journey is taking me, but long may it continue and you are very welcome to join me for this crazy ride!

Catherine Skeet-Yaffe Best Selling Author
In The Beginning - free short story

Love, loss and enduring friendship

Prequel to The Web They Wove.The world Andrew ‘Ziggy’ Thornes knows is turned upside down with the untimely death of his parents. His childhood years are ripped away from him until he finds a true, lifelong friend In Leila Turner.