Catherine Maria Grindall (later Grey) was born at Calcutta
CMG's Alice Seymour: A Tale
, a single-volume, didactic silver fork novel published as 'Mrs Grey' and aimed at younger readers, marked the beginning of her writing career.
By November 1844 The Gambler's Wife. A Novel
, a popular silver fork novel by 'the author of The Young Prima Donna, The Belle of the Familly, The Old Dower House, &c.', who (we now know) is CMG, was issued by Thomas Newby
in a typical triple-decker form, probably selling for a guinea and a half.
By late 1864
Last of CMG's twenty-one authentic novels was Lion-Hearted
, published in two volumes by Sampson Low
19 February 1870
CMG died at the age of seventy-two in Cheltenham
; the cause of her death remains unknown.