Meet Catherine Hyde, star of Only The Few and Hyde's Lament.
Q1: What would you have done with your life if there had not been an apocalypse?
Ummm! There were a lot of things that I wanted to do: finish out my time in the army, spend more time with my family. But after recent events, I’m not sure what is real or not anymore. Did I ever have a family? My memory seems to be missing certain aspects of my life after my time in the bunker. In all seriousness though, I would’ve just wanted to have an easy life with no worries.
Q2: Who is your greatest friend and worst enemy and why?
I have no friends. I have acquaintances nowadays. The only friend I had was Charlie, and he was killed by scavengers. There is Marcus, Jas and the other survivors I picked up on my mission, but it was Charlie that I really connected with. I felt the need to protect him. We were like sister and brother…I miss him.
My worst enemy? Goes without saying…Malcolm Judd. He blighted every move I made in my attempt to bring the survivors’ back to London and was instrumental in my so-called ‘training’ at the bunker.
Q3: What do you fear most and why?
My biggest fear was death, but after recent events, I feel fearless, rather than fearful. Losing everything would’ve been the next fear, but that has all but happened. I think losing the new life I have now would be my worst fear. After all I’ve been through, I deserve something in return.
Catherine Hyde is the creation of L.N. Denison who was born in Portsmouth to an English mother and Iraqi father, she spent the first 4 years of her life in Iraq, but once her brother was born, her mother fled Iraq and divorced her father once she arrived back in England. The rest of L.N's childhood was spent in Essex, mainly in Basildon and Wickford. By the age of 20, she had made the move to Kent, where she met her husband of nearly 20 years. She has been writing on and off, for the past 15 years, but only published her first novel 3 years ago.