Monica Cafferky is an author, journalist and university lecturer. Her first job was on a martial arts magazine followed by a stint as a staff writer on Woman’s Own. Since going freelance, she’s spent the weekend with a coven of witches, interviewed many of her favourite authors, written about health, travel and consumer issues and had a weekly MBS page in The Daily Mirror, which ran for three years. 

THE WINTER’S SLEEP is Monica’s debut novel, the inspiration came from growing up in a haunted house. Previously, she has co-authored three self-help books (published by Little Brown). All three books have been translated into several languages including: Japanese, Norwegian, Czech, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Slovak and Estonian.

In 1997, Monica won a scholarship from the Reuter’s Foundation (now Thomson Reuters Foundation) to attend a  training course with Reuters at Green College, Oxford. She was the only British journalist selected for this award, which was open to all media worldwide. 

Monica lives in Yorkshire.