Cathy Wield was born into a Foreign Office family in India in 1959. She spent most of her childhood overseas in different locations until she commenced her training to become a doctor in London. She married her husband Phil in 1980 and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Most of her medical career was spent as an Emergency Physician with a short period working as a Psychiatrist. She started her post graduate training late, having decided to make family a priority, but this was interrupted twice by depression. The first episode was prolonged and severe and culminated in brain surgery. Her sudden, complete and miraculous recovery astonished the medical profession and is documented in her first book Life After Darkness (Radcliffe 2006).
She became an avid campaigner against stigma. A relapse spurred her on to write the second book addressing the subject of mental illness as related to Christians and the church: A Thorn In My Mind, published by Instant Apostle in 2011.
Cathy now lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and is continuing her career as a writer. She has recently had the privilege of being accepted into membership of the prestigious orgainisation National League of American Pen Women.