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. Heyy, Cathy. I just finished reading Angel Cake, and I absoloutley LOVED it. I only started reading your books a few days ago, because my mum & dad brought them for my b’day. So far I have read Scarlett, Sundae Girl, Shine on Daizy Star and Angel Cake and my fav would hav to b Angel Cake, i love ur books u r such a good writer and I wanna b just like u. I have 1 question: How do u bcome an author?? Luv Rachael, 12, Aus. xxx

    Posted by: R on 7th November 2017
  2. wow cathy it must of been amazing to go to beijing did you Know that its one of the most polluted place on earth but looking at your pictures above a very beautiful one.
    All my imagination
    Shelby gibbs
    P.S i hope you liked the fairy tale i wrote last year

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  3. Dear Cathy,
    I am your most huge fan EVER!!! I have read all your books at least 5 times each!! Are you writing anymore at the moment? If so, please write it quick, because I love your books!!
    From Georgia, 10

    Posted by: G on 7th November 2017
  4. I loved your visit In beijing i go to Dulwich College and thought you were amazing. Every Night i curl up with a bar of chocolate and read your books. you are now my Favourite author and i hope you write some more excellent books. My sister is your Number 1 Fan and dreams about your books often

    Posted by: K on 7th November 2017
  5. You are a lovely inspiration!!! Just reread all of your books (yes! all! :D) and my absolute defnitely obvious favourites are Driftwood and Angel Cake!!! I love them muchos cos they deal with deeper stuff like individualism and bullying (kinda) ? Would loveee if you’d write more of that kinda stuff more often!! <3
    maya 14!

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  6. I love yuur books come luton cathy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! btw my names catherine mi nicknames cathy! Luyv yaaaaa xxxxxxxxxxxx

    Posted by: C on 7th November 2017
  7. your books are 2 die for i love them i have read dizzy and that is sad i loved and i am now reading scarlett so far so good i have nearly all the girls in my class reading your book like driftwood , dizzy , indog blue sunnde girl and lucky star can’t belive mose is back bye love your book your number 1 fan emily plz write back x xx x x x oooooo

    Posted by: E on 7th November 2017
  8. Wow China seems so beautiful and Cherry Crush and the new Daizy Star book!!!!!
    Love Chloe xx

    Posted by: C on 7th November 2017
  9. You are the best in the world

    Posted by: K on 7th November 2017
  10. u know, while u were in beijing, u came 2 our school!!! WAB. I dont think that you saw me, but 3 of my friends in my class went to the workshop to see u. They said that u were great. I really want 2 read angel cake, but it’s all out in the library(all of the books u wrote are). annabelle! XXXX

    Posted by: A on 7th November 2017



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