Catherine Blake is a great-great granddaughter of Clarinda and Henry Parkes. She grew up in Sydney and studied a combined degree in Arts and Law at the University of New South Wales with a major in history and a minor in English. Catherine worked as a lawyer in Sydney and Wagga Wagga before moving to Canberra and studying a diploma of primary school teaching while her children were young. She has been a teacher in the public school system of the Australian Capital Territory for over a decade. Her passion for teaching and writing was inspired by an amazing second grade teacher, Mrs Clear, at Eastwood Public School, Sydney.
Catherine is married to Simon, and has three adult children: Steph, Ellie and Josh.
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