C.J. Cooke is an acclaimed, award-winning poet, novelist and
academic with numerous other publications under the name of Carolyn
Jess-Cooke. Born in Belfast, she has a PhD in Literature from
Queen's University, Belfast, and is currently Lecturer in Creative
Writing at the University of Glasgow, where she researches creative
writing interventions for mental health.
I Know My Name is C.J. Cooke's first psychological drama and was inspired by her creative work in mental health. It is being published in several other languages and a TV adaptation is in development.
C.J. Cooke lives by the sea with her family.
‘Wonderful! [C.J. Cooke is] a master of the feminist gothic!’ Katherine May ‘Original and compelling, The Ghost Woods is a beautifully written, chilling tale that will stay with the reader long after the book is finished’ Elizabeth Lee ‘It’s no surprise that C.J. Cooke has done it again. She is the queen of gothic thrillers and never fails to amaze me with her writing. The Ghost Woods is an eerie, timely story and an instant classic of the genre’ Samantha Downing 'Beautifully crafted, this thrilling and atmospheric read had me racing to the very satisfying end' Rebecca Netley ‘A haunting and gothic deep dive into danger’ Sara Sheridan ‘Deliciously unsettling, strangely believable’ Carly Reagon ‘Original, moving . . . A twisty gothic thriller’ Anne Wyn Clark ‘I loved The Ghost Woods . . . the perfect chilly read’ Nina Pottell ‘Hauntingly spellbinding. Once again C J Cooke combines history, horror and heart to bring us a mysterious tale wrapped in eerie magic’ N.J. Simmonds ‘Intriguing, atmospheric, thought-provoking and just the right amount of creepy’ Alexandra Bell Praise for C.J. Cooke: 'Wonderfully atmospheric and compelling’ Rosamund Lupton ‘This ghost story is a perfect mix of propulsive plot and shivers-up-the-spine spookiness’ Good Housekeeping ‘A compelling story’ Kate Sawyer ‘Seething with gothic menace … interweaves myth, superstition and history in a way which feels strikingly relevant and gripping’ Caroline Lea ‘Gothic at its best’ Rhiannon Ward ‘Beautifully crafted’ Constance Sayers ‘Surprising and inventive’ Sarah Burton ‘Like a lighthouse roving atmospheric waters, its secrets are revealed glimpse by tantalising glimpse’ Cari Thomas ‘Nordic folklore, snowy landscapes, and an ever-turning screw of tension – a fun, gothic treat’ Kirsty Logan ‘A taut, scary thriller that winds the suspense so tightly you can barely breathe’ Simone St. James