My name is Cathy Thorne, I'm the woman at the typewriter entertaining and encouraging people with personalized word play.

My super-power is quickly connecting with people, uncovering their essence and magically creating a heartfelt poem on the spot. Also sometimes I’m funny.

What helps me capture humour and human insights, in the moment? I have experience in improvisational theatre, creative writing, and visual arts, including a diploma in art. But most of all, 20 years of writing Everyday People Cartoons has honed my pithy observational skills and brought delight to readers.