Best Quotes from Catherine Jinks

The fact that I ended up married to a decent man is still a source of amazement to me, thanks to ‘The Women’s Room.’

Catherine Jinks

I’m not a risk-taker; that’s probably why I write – because when you’re easily bored, but you don’t like taking risks, you end up doing it all in your head.

Catherine Jinks

When you’re a dweeb, when you’re really young, it stands out. But as everybody gets older and more conservative, it’s not an issue any more.

Catherine Jinks

I was always told you’re not going to make much money from writing. You can actually do it. Now I’ve built a really good, big house out of words.

Catherine Jinks

I always had a soft spot for Sherlock Holmes and used to imagine helping him out.

Catherine Jinks

I’m a very nervy kind of person, who finds it almost impossible to relax.

Catherine Jinks

Mostly I wanted to be a writer, though for a couple of years there I wanted to be an animator, because I loved drawing and capturing beautiful movements.

Catherine Jinks

I write books for all age groups – young kids, teenagers and adults – because I get a range of different ideas.

Catherine Jinks

In primary school, I was bored witless by Australian history.

Catherine Jinks

There’s nothing quite as exciting or moving as the very finest literary non-fiction.

Catherine Jinks

I was lucky enough to be a child during the renaissance of Australian children’s literature, when people like Ivan Southall, Colin Thiele, Lilith Norman and Wrightson were pumping out hugely inspiring stuff.

Catherine Jinks