Catherine Magree lives in Melbourne, Australia, where she works as a freelance editor and web copywriter. Having tried her hand at articles, poetry, short stories, blogging, reviews, reports, theses and copywriting, she has finally written a book! Catherine did the hard yards for three years as a rural and suburban journalist. She has worked in publicity, writing and editing positions in community organisations. She has a Masters degree in literature from the University of Melbourne and a Diploma of Professional Writing and Editing from RMIT. When Catherine ?graduated' from a 12-step program in 2003 she no longer had her addiction - but she was clueless when it came to shopping. Over a five-year period she combined the lessons learned in the program with the use of intuition and the ancient Buddhist practice of mindfulness to become a highly skilled ?precision' shopper. The result was Inspired Shopping. A dedicated bargain hunter and cut-price fashionista, Catherine combines an interest in personal growth with a love of literature and a concern for social justice issues. She lives near ?Chaddy' (Chadstone Shopping Centre), reputed to be the largest shopping mall in the Southern Hemisphere, and has a love-hate relationship with it. Catherine's hobbies include yoga, reading and puppy wrangling. Her arts writing can be viewed at her blog, MelbArts. She is currently working on her memoir, tentatively titled School Teacher's Daughter.