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Sometimes I send out a newsletter.  I aim for once a month. I can't promise that they will arrive on the same date each time, but I can promise that they are never boring.  So, if you like unexpected correspondence and want a peek at the things rattling around my brain, then you’ll definitely want to subscribe.

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Catherine Fortey

Hi! I’m an autistic illustrator based in Yorkshire, UK. I’m currently a Picturehooks Buddy Scheme artist working with Chris Mould, and student on the Pathways Into Children’s Publishing course.