Catherine Fearns is a writer, musician and composer from Liverpool, UK. Her Reprobation series of crime fiction novels was published by Darkstroke Books. The first in the series, Reprobation, won a Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal and a Page Turner eBook Award.
Catherine has also been widely published as a music journalist, specialising in heavy metal. She plays guitar and keyboards in the all-female metal band Chaos Rising, and her sheet music compositions are published by Universal Edition.
Catherine currently lives in Switzerland, and has four children, a Tibetan terrier and an axolotl.
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“Every so often, a book comes along that blows you away with its uniqueness. For me, Reprobation by Catherine Fearns is one of those books.” Readers’ Favorite
“Quite a revelation… an immensely brave novel..” GoodReads
Catherine’s crime fiction series (Reprobation, Consuming Fire, Sound, Lamb Of God), set in her beloved home city of Liverpool, is a unique take on the police procedural genre, with a gothic twist, unforgettable characters and a thematic blend of religion, science and music.
Reprobation, first published by Darkstroke in 2018, won a Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal and a Page Turner eBook Award. Reprobation also had the honour of being turned into a music album by rock band Geva.
Catherine has been widely published as a music journalist for V13, Broken Amp, Noisey and others. She is also a contributor to radical new academic text Black Metal Rainbows (PM Press), and her short fiction and non-fiction has appeared in Writing Magazine, Motherdom, Here Comes Everyone, Toasted Cheese, Offshoots, This Is Lockdown & Metal Music Studies.
She is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association and Geneva Writers’ Group.
Catherine is a composer with Universal Edition, where her sheet music is available for purchase. Her first solo album for piano was released in January 2022 from Blue Spiral Records.
She plays guitar, keyboards and writes songs for acclaimed all-female heavy metal project Chaos Rising, and collaborates on several other music projects.
Check out Chaos Rising videos HERE!