CATLYNE has loved writing since, as a girl, she won a prize in an ABC Children’s Radio story competition. Her adult writing was channelled into studies and career as an organisational psychologist. Since 2001 she has satisfied her writing itch with creative stories for her grandchildren including photobooks, cards and calendars, which have also captured her love of photography. Now retired, she enjoys incorporating the native landscapes of Western Australia into her fiction. In 2019, together with her sister, Geraldine Janicke, she published the journey of her Dutch heritage, Leaving Home, the first volume of letters and photographs documenting the life of their mother in the Netherlands between the First and Second World Wars. Spaces Between is Catlyne’s first novel.