About the Author, C.J. Daugherty

C.J. Daugherty

A former crime reporter, political writer and investigative journalist, I’m now a full-time novelist.

I’ve never done anything much for a living except write. In my deep and distant past, I worked for several US newspapers, including the Savannah Morning News and the Dallas Morning News. For a few years I was a stringer for Reuters in New Orleans.

I’ve written books about travel in Paris and Ireland for Time Out and Frommers.

There was also a time when I worked for the British government.

But that’s another story.

Night School was my first novel. The Night School series has been translated into twenty-two languages so far.

A newspaper interview

Here’s an interview with me in the Independent newspaper in the UK. I talk all about the inspiration for Night School and why I made the choices I did.

Your questions answered

Here’s a short video interview in which I answer questions sent in to me by Night School fans. See the real boarding school that started it all.



 A Night School movie

There is no film deal for the Night School books yet. I’d love for it to happen but the right deal hasn’t come along. I get asked a LOT who I would want to be in such a film were it to happen.

Find out my thoughts in an interview I did with Maximum Pop.

And then join in the non-stop discussion on my blog and Facebook page!

Talking Night School on BBC Radio

Here’s an interview I did on BBC Radio Cornwall. I get to tell you who I had a crush on at 13, and why I write about murder.


All you need to know about me

I like coffee, tacos,  red wine, Buffy, Game of Thrones, Dorothy Parker,  F Scott Fitzgerald, the 1920s in general, Champagne, Firefly, and reading, reading, reading…

I hate flying, night clubs, traffic jams and leaf blowers.

I write in my home in the south of England, where I live with my husband, the filmmaker Jack Jewers (who makes my book trailers), and a small, easily irritated menagerie of pets.


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