Sorry for the long silence… writing this from my hotel room in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates where I’m taking part in a book festival. I can see skyscrapers and palm trees out of my window, a fountain, and a swimming pool which looks sooo tempting. Very cool. (Well, very HOT actually, but you know what I mean…) Thanks to the fab kids from Victoria International School who listened to my slightly jet-lagged talk this morning and didn’t complain when my powerpoint presentation didn’t work, or at my post-flu cough. Ahem! 

It’s been a while since I last posted… I went to Rhodes for a week on holiday and fell in love with it… sunshine! Fab food! Lovely people! Swimming in the sea!!! Then I came back and got the flu, which was NOT so good… tissues! Lem-sip! Fever! Aches! Hacking cough! Sigh. I am much better now, but still have the cough as a souvenir… 

Sooo… I am working on Sweet Honey again after a break for my holiday/flu. And it is going well… I’m being dragged into the story, which is always a good sign. I am also looking forward to my event this month at Liverpool’s In Other Words Festival, and my event at the lovely Hay Festival on Tuesday 28th May (half-term week, don’t panic!). This sold out fast BUT Hay have now given me a bigger venue so there are now MORE TICKETS on sale again! You can check them out here. If you can make it along, do, because I am hoping the very first copies of Coco Caramel will be on sale there… a whole week before the official release date. Don’t miss out!

Then I’ll be off on my official Coco Caramel tour… I shall be at Bromley, Bluewater, York, Harrogate, Southampton and Reading… and  a fab event in Preston has just been confirmed too. Check the EVENTS link for all the latest details! Plus an awesome trip to Paris to meet my French readers, ooh la la! I’ll tell you more when I know, and update the website EVENTS page when I can. In between the public events, I will be at schools and libraries across England… and there’ll be Scottish and Irish dates later in the year, promise! (I was in Wales in March, and Hay’s in Wales too, so not leaving my lovely Welsh readers out!)

Right now, I’d better get back to writing the book… might just take my laptop down to the poolside… what d’you think?




  1. I agree with Mev

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  2. Hi Ms Cassidy, I really hope you get better soon! It sounds really lovely where you are staying – there are some countries in the Middle East and Asia that I know would be very interesting to visit. During my Easter Holidays I was watching ABC educational TV and in a kids’ news report I think they did a feature on camel’s milk which is a really great alternative to cow’s/goat’s/sheep’s milk becoming popular in that country : )

    Also I am very looking forward to reading Coco Caramel (I got the book on hold at the public library as soon as they ordered it!) I hope there will be a teensy weensy little bit of romance in it as well (as my life is rather lacking… just kidding – I might even become a nun)

    Also, are there any Australian CC fans out there who desperately want another tour??? I know I do : )

    Posted by: G on 7th November 2017
  3. hi cathy ive never posted before but just wanted to say i luuurrrrvvvveee your books and cant wait for coco caramel!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  4. Sweet honey is your new new book isn’t it? I had a a feeling it would be called that

    Posted by: L on 7th November 2017

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  6. I am probably going to bluewater!! See you there cathy!!

    Posted by: B on 7th November 2017
  7. Hi! I can’t wait to get Coco Caramel! sad your sick 🙁
    I bet sweet honey will be great!

    Posted by: N on 7th November 2017
  8. Cathy Cassidy, You really come to Canada please!!!!!!!!!!!!!! perferably Toronto

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  9. Wow! When will you be in Reading? So excited about Coco Caramel and Sweet Honey!
    Also which schools are you going to please come to ours.

    Posted by: J on 7th November 2017
  10. Hope u get better soon! Plz could u come to Australia I would love you for internity!!!

    Posted by: L on 7th November 2017

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