Catherine Batty, 35, is yet to start researching the book, but will explore the history behind the trial of Alice Samuel a woman from Huntingdonshire accused of witchcraft in the 16th century. This history is on our doorstep but they had witch trials all over the world, Catherine told The Hunts Post. Im interested in it anyway and Im a complete Tudor, Elizabethan geek, but its a big thing that happened here. Catherine of Aragon died in Kimbolton and she was buried in Peterborough. An awful lot happened here and people dont realise. In fact, a sign of a witch sits on the clock tower in Warboys, the village sign, and one used to be part of the schools badge. Although the idea for her novel is based on fact, Catherine hopes to add another element to the book. It links to my other novels really; theyre all to do with science fantasy, she said. It harks back to the sixteenth-century witch trials but its also set around Victorias Golden Jubilee, so not only does it have ancient history but recent history as well. It will be the sixth one Ive written but therell be a lot of research with it. I want it to be as accurate as possible, and I like to do that with all my books. They have an element of reality then. Catherine, a civil servant, writes in her spare time and has her third and fourth novels currently on the go part of The Chronicles of Judas series. Its a massive jump from my day job. Ive had that series in my head since 1995 and I started writing it in 2008. I was getting very frustrated with the fantasy which was being published and I thought I can do better than that. Her Warboys project which she is considering naming The Last Witch of Warboys is likely to be a standalone book though, with release estimated for 2018. To find out more about Catherines work, search The Chronicles of Judas on Facebook or follow @Cat_Batty on Twitter.