The Biting Point - short stories by Catherine SmithThe Biting Point – My first collection of short stories, described by Scott Pack as his favourite short fiction collection of 2011 – is available from good independent booksellers and Amazon, or directly from me.

A woman falls apart as she prepares for her secret lover’s funeral … A child builds a magical sand-castle as her parents’ marriage crumbles … A young woman confesses to her part in a catastrophically cruel childhood stunt … A love-struck teenager’s driving lesson reveals a devastating gap between fantasy and reality …

“Always brave, always original, always full of surprises and sometimes very sexy, The Biting Point pulls no punches in taking us to the darkness at the very edge of our dreams. Gloriously subversive and beautifully told.” – Vanessa Gebbie

“Catherine Smith has a voice that beguiles: she draws you in with the everyday then turns the world upside down.” – Robyn Young