Hello and thank you for visiting my website. Cats change people. I know that. Writing about Cleo and Jonah, the two felines in our family’s life, has brought many happy surprises.

When Cleo was released in 2009 I was honoured it was so warmly received around the world. Half a million copies and 16 languages later, Cleo is poised to become a major motion picture by South Pacific Pictures (makers of The Whale Rider).

It’s a thrill knowing the sequel, Cats and Daughters (called After Cleo Came Jonah in Australasia), is being embraced by critics and readers alike.

None of it would’ve possible without readers like you. Thank you for your willingness to open your heart and step into my world. And a bow to the magical felines who bring laughter and healing to so many lives.

Happy browsing.

2014 - The year ahead's shaping up to be a busy one.

Warsaw Book Fair May 22-25Warsaw Book Fair May 22-25
I'm excited to be invited to this extraordinary event. Can't wait to meet Polish readers.


New Book
What happens when a woman of Certain Age chooses adventure over victimhood? My first foray into fiction has been fun to write. It'll be released in Australasia toward the end of the year.

Huffington Post

Here's a blog post that featured on the front page of Huffington Post's book Section.

I Married My Cat...And My Husband!

Cats and Daughters (After Cleo Came Jonah)

"An intimate memoir about one woman and her relationship with her cat and family... [Brown] writes eloquently about the bonds that exist between women of all ages... a pleasant and moving story of love and identity among mothers, daughters and felines." Kirkus Reviews.

"Poignant and life-affirming" Daily Express UK

“A Must Read” The Lady UK

This is the story of how one cat leads to another, that rebellious felines and daughters have more in common than you might think. And how I learned compromise and medication can be okay.

UK Cover
UK Cover
Two Roads Publishers
US Cover
US Cover
March 2013
After Cleo Came Jonah - German Cover
French Cover

Insight Daily Radio interview


“Possibly the next Marley and Me”  Good Housekeeping UK

For all those people who say they aren’t cat people but deep down know they are, this is the story of how a small black cat padded into our lives at a time when we most needed help.  I thought a kitten was the last thing we needed, but Cleo proved how wrong I was.

Hodder UK Hardback due for release February 2010
Hodder UK Hardback
Complex Chinese edition (Taiwan)
Complex Chinese edition (Taiwan)

US book cover
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