I’m back from my tour to China, and TOTALLY fell in love with the place… Beijing is just amazing! I met some very cool kids, saw some incredible sights and loved every minute… thanks to everyone at the BOOKWORM FESTIVAL for inviting me out there!

I didn’t have much spare time, but I still managed to see the Forbidden City, Tianamen Square and the Great Wall of China… whoa! I have a niece living in Beijing, so she was able to show me round – big hugs, Tara! While I was there, I filmed a programme for Chinese TV, ate some awesome veggie Chinese dishes, bumped into some friends from Scotland – what were the chances of that – and even met one of my all-time heroes, the rasta poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

All that, and it snowed, too… so hard that my flight home was delayed by 5 hours! Eek! I’ll post some pics so you can see what I got up to…

Now I’m back, I am very excited because it’s almost launch-time for the paperback version of Angel Cake… watch out for it in a shop near you from April 1st! There will be LOTS of CC books for you to read this year, but if you haven’t read Angel Cake make sure you don’t miss out… and remember, life is sweet!



  1. wow! totally amazing Cathy! i wish i was you… xx

    Posted by: G on 7th November 2017
  2. It sounds like you are having a spectacular time. You are so lucky.

    Posted by: A on 7th November 2017
  3. when you read a book your eyes may close your voice may shreik when you hear the sad lost voices in your mind and when your reading a happy book does your mind follow heaven does it remind you of the coulors on a rainbow if you dont see these do you see cathy,her writing thease books how is she feeling do we ever get a chance to ask no cause we dont know her but she knows us when we are reading her books near our hearts and reading every little fullstop do you evr imagine?…..well start to now! my name is really saif but i love the name scarlet i love reading and i love to daydream just like dizzy! and i feel sorry for indie well you know what im on about if you have red these heart toucing stories of mrs cassidy a star!!!

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  4. awww cathy what a suprise ive been there hope your enjoying luv you alwys xx

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  5. awww thanks cathy for adding my message on youve always been a star!!!! thanks luv u

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  6. hope your having fun at such a suprising place hope your gud seeyu sn cant wait 4 u to cum bk

    Posted by: I on 7th November 2017