Cathy Forde wrote over a dozen novels for Young Adults until she was diverted towards playwriting in 2008 with a commission from the National Theatre of Scotland. She has been writing drama ever since and can’t seem to stop. Her first play Empty was produced by the National Theatre of Scotland in 2010, swiftly followed by her first Oran Mor, The Sunday Lesson. A multi-cast, spooky play for schools, Chamber of Nothing was published earlier this year. She is still on commission to the National Theatre of Scotland and is also adapting one of her novels for the stage.