About D J Cattrell
D. J. Cattrell trained as a psychiatric nurse, then as a psychotherapist. He left that world to act as primary carer for his terminally ill mother, then acquired a degree in the Performing Arts. He helped create and run the New Route Theatre Company, championing new writing and giving aspiring actors new works to try. He also trained others in international negotiation skills at central Banks as head trainer for Frontline Training Solutions.
Jason has written plays in various genres as well as articles on the world of biodiesel and the relevance of Shakespeare within modern day management and business. He now devotes his time to writing for children, running a small business, looking after his ageing horse, deaf cat, wife and two children.
"I love stories and I have always been drawn to writing, firstly as a confused teenager writing my growing up anxieties down as possibly quite rubbish poetry to writing plays and stories as a more relaxed adult. When my daughters Sarah and Rachel appeared, I really began to understand stories through my children's eyes. That, in turn, opened my eyes to the fun of story writing... and the rest, as they say, is history."