Catherine Hokin is a Glasgow-based author, writing fiction inspired by World War Two. She has had four books published by Bookouture since 2019, all of which are partly based in Berlin and are available as e-books and paperbacks.
The Fortunate Ones, is a story of love and survival set in Berlin and Buenos Aires. Felix and Hannah meet unexpectedly in a Berlin dance hall. They are instantly smitten and immediately separated. Felix goes searching for the beautiful girl in blue but ‘Hannah’ is not who she seems and, when they encounter each other again, it is in the most terrible of circumstances.
What Only We Know – traces the devastating impact of a family secret, with a timeline split between the 1930s/1940s and the 1970s to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
The Lost Mother moves from the German film industry under Goebbels to 1950s Hollywood and covers the rarely explored story of the rise of the German American Bund in America and the internment of American Germans.
The Secretary returns to a divided Berlin, contrasting the story of a grandmother who lives a double life working for the Nazis and using the knowledge she gains in Himmler’s office to rescue the Jewish Berliners at risk from them and a granddaughter who falls foul of the Stasi.
Catherine is currently working on a series of four books spanning 1933 to the mid nineteen fifties centred on a photographer and a detective which will be published by Bookouture in 2022 and 2023.
She is represented by Tina Betts of the Andrew Mann Literary Agency