Cathy Wield was born in New Delhi, India in 1959, the daughter of a British diplomat. She spent most of her childhood overseas, in the Far East and Africa, until she commenced her training to become a doctor in London. She married her husband Phil in 1980 and they have 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Most of her medical career was spent as an Emergency Physician with a short period working as a Psychiatrist. She started her post graduate training late, having decided to make family a priority, but this was interrupted twice by depression. The first episode was prolonged and severe and culminated in brain surgery. Her sudden, complete and miraculous recovery astonished the medical profession and is documented in her first book, Life After Darkness (Radcliffe, 2006). Since this time Cathy has become an avid campaigner against mental illness stigma.
A relapse spurred her on to write a second book addressing the subject of mental illness as related to Christians and the church: A Thorn In My Mind, which was published by Instant Apostle in 2011.
Cathy now lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and is continuing her career as a writer. She has recently had the privilege of being accepted into membership of the prestigious organization The National League of American Pen Women.