LOLLY CAKE LAND....
Hi again… I have just finished my few days in New Zealand, a fab place where I discovered lolly cake… (thanks Belynda!) and met lots of FAB fans! Thanks to everyone in Auckland and Wellington who came to see me at The Children’s Bookshop in Auckland, Takapuna Library and The Children’s Bookstore Kilbirnie… and to the cool kids in the schools I visited, too! You were all brilliant.
Now I am off back to Australia, to melbourne this time, for the very last leg of my tour… so see you there! Keep the posts and emails coming, and watch out for the secrets of lolly cake, too!!!
Lolly cake sounds delish. I wish I could try it! Hope you have a great time in Melbourne!
I am a really big fan! It was so great to meet you!
Your speech at the Takapuna Library was awesome...
It really inspired me
did you only go to auckland and wellington
- Hannah says…
Hey everyone… I am just leaving Singapore after a FAB few days and heading off to Australia. First I’ll be in Sydney, then Brisbane… then I am flying off to NZ for a couple of days and finally finishing off in Melbourne!
Soooo…. if you’re in Aus/NZ and not sure where I will be, or when, just click the CAMPER link on my website and you’ll find all the details. See you there!!!
If you are in the UK, check the CAMPER link anyway, because all my UK dates for the Angel Cake tour in July are up there too!
I’m really sorry I cannot visit every part of Australia, but it’s a pretty big place… if I don’t get out to see you this time, I’ll do my best next time around! If you are coming to one of the events, send a comment through the link below… and if you’re not, send one anyway!!!
Thanks again to all the brilliant readers I met in Singapore… a special thanks to the girls from United World College, The Australian School and Raffles Girls Primary; and also to everyone who came along to the Kinokuniya Bookstore and Borders Bookstore events; and to the fab winners of the Best Friends Photo Comp (Borders) and the MBFR Singapore Comp (Kinokuniya). It was great to meet you all!
Better go catch that plane now… keep posting the messages, and see you soon!
Hi Cathy thank-you for saying hi to my sister shes fine now!Cool.I would really like to go to Australia,one of my friends comes from Australia and she loved it so I'm sure you will too!
It was nice of you to visit Cathy! Thanks for signing my book !
Angeline Tan says…
Hey, Cath! Have you read my stories yet? I'm writing a story about two cats who have to choose one choice.Each other or live in different places. I am writing the story on the book-Little book of friendship.
- Bonnie says…
THE FARAWAY TOUR...
Today I am heading off on my fab overseas tour… I will be visiting Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, and I am so excited! I’ve never been to any of those places so it feels like a real adventure…
I’m hoping to keep up with emails while I am away, and I’ll post on here too if there is anything extra cool to report! Meanwhile, if you are going to see me at one of my overseas events… in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Singapore, Auckland or Wellington… why not post a comment through the link below? See you soon!!!
If you are in the UK, you don’t have to feel left out… there are LOTS of public events in the Angel Cake tour coming in June/July. Check out the CAMPER link for all the details, but I’ll definitely be in Bluewater, Kent; Bristol; Cambridge; London; Huddersfield; Blackpool; Preston & Liverpool. There’ll be some Scottish dates later in the summer, too… so check the list, make a note in your diary and come along!
AND there will be a very special event on National Best Friends’ Day on 4 July in London that you are all invited to – more details to come…
Better get back to my packing now…
WhOh, YAY!!! I am SO majorly EXCITED!!! I mean, who wouldn't be? After all, Cathy Cassidy IS coming to Melbourne...!!!!!!!!!!!!!
wish you were coming to WA, have fun!
That's so cool, Cathy! I can't wait until you come to Scotland because that's where I live!
- Stacey says…
Are you a MY BEST FRIEND ROCKS finalist?
The 6 lucky finalists will be invited to London for a glamorous award ceremony on National Best Friends Day on July 4th! They will be part of the celebrations on the day and I will announce who the winner of MBFR 2009 is. If you are one of the 6 finalists, you’ll also get a letter in the post very soon with all the details.
If you aren’t a finalist this time, then don’t be disappointed. We had hundreds and hundreds of incredible entries. Check out some of the pics of us judging. You have all really shown how amazing your best friends are and how important friendship is to you. And that’s the most important thing!
that an awsome thing for friends to do! what do people do if they have lots of BFs?
Oh yeah i entered but i went to the shop to get the mag but it wasnt there :S oh well i will get it soon! What's your comment?
I got it :( i didnt win (didnt think so anyways! but i am entering agin and its the taking part that counts!
- Anna says…
It’s mostly girls who read my books… or is it? Who says that boys don’t want to read real-life, growing up stories about friendship, families and falling in love? Boys have friends, families and feelings too, after all!
Boys DO read my books, but they don’t post on the website as often as girls. (OK, OK, I know… the website IS very pink!!!!) Do YOU know a boy who enjoys my books? A friend, a brother, a classmate, a boyfriend? If so, get him to post a comment through the link below explaining why he likes the books… I’ll post the best online and print the VERY best in a brand new CC minibook, Cupcakes & Kisses, to be given away free with UK mag Mizz in the summer!
Who knows, there could be some boy readers out there who are just as cool as Finn, Kian, Sam, Carter, Paul and Mouse…
Get those comments coming… let’s hear it for the boys!!!
i totally agree! I'm still good mates with my ex-boyfriend (we got together chatting about books, so the friendship still survived!)and i lent him lucky star recently, he practically begged for some more! he didn't much like the fact that all the other books have girls as main characters, but he said they were good, and has suddenly and mysteriously started dressing like a certain trilby hat-wearing character...
Cool! I'll ask some of my boy friends if they do. I bet I'll get one that secretly reads his sisters copy! Haha!
hahahahaha it would be funny if someone pretended to be carter or mouse haha the thought of it haha i would love that! Please someone do that it would be sooooo funny! Love you Cathy xoxo alice x
- tricia says…
DOES YOUR BEST FRIEND ROCK?
When I was on tour at the beginning of February, I was lucky enough to be able to call in to see one of the fab & feisty winners of MBFR 2008, Laura… it was brilliant to finally catch up, as Laura was such an inspiring winner yet was ill at the time of the 2008 finals, so only her nominated friend Kelly was able to make it along to the Ultimate Friendship Festival….
Meeting Laura at last was brilliant, and I knew right away she was a VERY deserving winner! Cool, kind, courageous and caring… those were the qualities that made Laura stand out, even while fighting a very serious illness, and which made her such a fantastic winner in 2008. I loved meeting Laura and her fab family (and her collection of crazy pets!) and I can definitely say for sure that Laura Taylor ROCKS!!!!
So… do you have a fab best friend? You STILL have time to enter the 2009 MBFR comp... just click the My Best Friend Rocks link on the website for all the details on how to enter. The comp closes on April 1st, so hurry… and get those arty entries in NOW!!! The finalists will be invited down to London on July 4th, National Best Friends Day, for a cool Awards Ceremony… and the overall winners will win amazing prizes to help them run the sleepover party of their dreams!
If you’ve already entered, or if you have more than one best friend… or if you live outside the UK & Ireland… you can still send a shout-out to YOUR best friend(s) and tell them how much they mean to you. Just send your shout-out through the comments box at the bottom of this blog. What are you waiting for?
Ciara Lafferty, Christina Rodousaki, Izzy Henson And Ben Arnold! says…
My BestFriends Are The Best You Could EVER Ask For!!
My Friends Are So Supportive And I Dont Think That I Could Get Better Friends.
My Friends Are The Only People That I Can Trust In The Whole World!!
I Know That They Are Always There For Me And That Will Always Have My Back.
My Friends Are So Funny And Always Cheer Me Up When Im Down, And We Both Know It.
I Would Like To Repay My Friends Somehow For Everything That They Have Done For Me. But I Dont Think That Anything I Could Ever Do Would Be Good Enough To Pepay Them For Everything That They Have Done For Me!
georgina roberjot says…
hey shll bell,abix2,lucy an rach g luv ya all u r the best friends ever thanks 4 being there
Rosie xx says…
Well done Laura! I am sooooo jealous that you got to meet Cathy!
- Ciara Lafferty, Christina Rodousaki, Izzy Henson And Ben Arnold! says…
WORLD BOOK DAY COMP!!!!
Are you dressing up to celebrate World Book Day this year? If you are dressing up as a fave character from one of my books… Scarlett, Cat, Ginger, Joey, Dizzy, Indie or Jude… send me a photo of you in costume. I will post the best pics on the website and send a goody bag to the five best photos… what are you waiting for?!!!!
Send your photos by clicking here only.
Are you in Australia or New Zealand? You may not be eligible for the fab MBFR comp but you can enter a special comp to meet me when I tour Australia & New Zealand in May… click here for more details of how to enter!
And don’t forget to tell me how you’re celebrating World Book Day….
what's world book day?
Jade Kemp says…
are you writing any new books.
who is your idle and what is your favourite book of yours.
what is you favourite book of another author
who is your favourite author and what is there best book
prudence sperryn says…
when is angel cake coming out???? looking forward to it heaps!:):):):):)
- Anna says…
DO YOU LIVE IN AUSTRALIA OR NEW ZEALAND?
(EDITED TO SAY THIS POST IS FROM 2009 – COMP HAS NOW CLOSED & TOUR LONG GONE… SORRY!)
All the plans are coming together for my tour in Australia and New Zealand this May and I’m very excited that I’m going to get to meet my readers who live over there.
Penguin Australia & Penguin New Zealand are both giving one lucky Cathy Cassidy fan (and their best friend) the chance to have lunch with me while I am touring. If you want to enter, simply go to www.puffin.com.au/cathycassidy to find out more and I hope to see you there!
I’ve been having an amazing time on my GingerSnaps tour for the release of the paperback – I have met so many brilliant readers, so thank you for coming to see me! Check out My Camper for details of my other events coming up.
Matilda Spivey says…
Unfortunately I don't live in Australia or New Zealand but I saw you at Imagine and you were so cool!
Chloe R says…
Likewise!However , i sooo wan to go see you cathy!!!
Hi Cathy i so wish ilived in Australia or New Zealand right now but i don't unfortunately my brothers in australia on a gap year, he should have taken me with him!!
- Matilda Spivey says…
If you are in or around London on Friday 20th February, why not liven up your half-term by coming along to see me at The Imagine Childrens’ Literature Festival at the Southbank Centre, London? I’d love to see you all!
I’ll be talking about my books, especially Gingersnaps which has just gone into paperback, and also revealing more about Daizy Star and Angel Cake, coming in June and July. I might even give you a hint about a third book I’m writing just now, which will be out in October! I’ll also be signing books and telling everyone a bit more about the first ever National Best Friends Day on July 4th… it’s going to be COOL!!!
OK, details…. the event is at 2.30pm at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London, SE1 8XX
Tickets: Adults Â£7.00 and children Â£4.50
To book go to: www.southbankcentre.co.uk/festivals-series/imagine or Tel 0871 663 2500
Watch out for pics and stories from the Gingersnaps Tour coming soon on the blog… but I’m doing a bunch more tour dates at the end of Feb, and this is just the first of those…
Hope to see you there!!!
maxi x says…
Woww x :O I'd love to go but i dont live in London x I thought the the National Best friends Day was for the finalists of MBFR 09 ?? x yayy! Another book thats going to b out by you this year x ! Cant Wait ;)
Cathy, I will be going from Spain to London just that day, IÂ´ll ask my parents but I dont think will make it! :)
i just love ginger snaps its really nice and i really like sam he is really werid and cool and i love cathy cassidys book and i now i will like the rest.....there just brill
- maxi x says…
I’m currently on the road to celebrate the launch of GingerSnaps in paperback here in the UK! Although it got off to a bit of a cold start this morning when the snow closed the school in London. Sorry to the girls at Pimlico Academy that I couldn’t come to see you but I hope you all had fun in the snow!
I LOVE the snow though – have a look at the photo of me at the bottom of this post outside Puffin HQ this morning! I can’t believe I’m in the middle of London and it’s covered in snow – check out the view from Puffin HQ’s window too!
Hopefully the rest of my tour will all go according to plan so check out MY CAMPER to see if I’m doing an event near you. Thank you to everyone who came to see me on Saturday in Carlisle – I had such a great time and it was so lovely to meet you all.
And I’m so excited that MY BEST FRIEND ROCKS 2009 is now open for your entries. It’s my friendship award so that you can nominate your best friend for being brilliant and being there for you. You and your best friend could win some amazing prizes and you could both be invited to an incredble award ceremony as part of the National Best Friends Day celebrations on 4th July where you can meet me! Click here to find out more!
And finally for now, before I head back off into the snow, don’t forget to get your copy of MIZZ magazine out this Thursday 5th Feb in the UK and Ireland. They’ll have more details of MBFR but there’s also a FREE copy of my Little Book of Friendship which is a mini booklet talking to celebs like Ashley Tisdale, The Saturdays and Alesha Dixon talking about their bff’s!
Hope to see you on my travels.
**First Comment****Does Happy Dance**
I love the Snow!
I can't wait to get the Little Book Of Friendship on Thursday!
I'm going to enter the 'My Best Friend Rocks' Comp. Because she really does Rock!
Lauren Williams says…
thanks for the leafleet through the post, will hope to hear from you soon
I wanted Gigersnaps, and the dreams and doodles daybook for christmas,but did not get them. (sad) Then,4 my bday, i got dreams and doodles daybook, and the rest of your books! (happy!) Then i got gingersnaps off the internet (happy).
I'm gonna' get mizz later in the week (with your exclusive book!)
Keep on writing AWESOME books Cathy!!!
Maddie, (just turned!), 10- Yippee double figures
- Vicky says…