SCARLETT has been voted winner (older readers section) of the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Award… woo!!!! I was so surprised at the fabby awards ceremony in Glasgow I didn’t know what to say – but THANK YOU to everyone who took part and voted for me!!!!

It’s a real honour to receive an award like this, especially one that is voted for by kids – it makes all the hard work worthwhile. Cool to see such great reviews from boys as well as girls, too! Special thanks to the group of kids who acted out an extract from Scarlett for the audience – you were all amazing!!!!

More exciting news… SUNDAE GIRL has been shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards! This is special to me too, as I grew up in Coventry and SUNDAE GIRL is set there. Voting for this award is open to kids everywhere, so if you’d like to get involved and cast a vote, just go to and click on the READ IT OR ELSE section, which is where you’ll find SUNDAE GIRL. If you do decide to vote – thank you in advance!!!!

Last but not least, I have finally finished the first draft of my next book Ginger Snaps and will be working on the finishing touches over the next few weeks… phew!!!!! Watch out for Ginger Snaps in July 2008.


  1. Wow Cathy! Scarlett Is Tha Best! It Deserved To Win! All Your Books Do! Cant Wait To Read Ginger Snaps!

    Well Done Again !!! Ellie x

    Posted by: E on 7th November 2017
  2. OMG! I love your fantastic books! Scarlett and Sundae Girl are the best books I have ever read!Your the best author I have evevr heard of. My name Karis sounds weird. I wish that I could meet you one day because I wanna tell you how much I love your books!!You can call me Kaz or Karis or Karen. Your dad is proud of you and he loves you so much.Don’t worry Cathy I’m here for you. I know how it feels. My grandads are both dead. I felt so sad
    One died before I was born and the other died last year.
    I was so shocked. But now I am ok now. So don’t worry your dad loves you very much and he will never forget you. Bye Cathy pal.

    Posted by: K on 7th November 2017
  3. WOW!
    Fantastic job!
    I absolutely LOVED Indigo Blue and Scarlett!
    I’m about to start reading Sundae Girl and then Gingersnaps!
    You’re so totally my favourite author!!!
    Thanks so much!

    Posted by: G on 7th November 2017
  4. Whooooooo! I love Scarlett! I’m glad it won! I voted for Sundae Girl!

    Posted by: C on 7th November 2017
  5. i read scarlett it was brill!! but i think gingersnaps is so mush better!! i voted 4 that!! love u and ur books xx ur my fav author!! thanks so much!!

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  6. i was at royal mail awards cuz my mum also won an award (alex nye – 9-12s)!! after that i read scarlett and it was brilliant!! now ur one of my favourite authors!! =]

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  7. I love all her books,Specialy scarlett and driftwood. Im proberly to old for these books but there such a good read. Im useing scarlett for a pice for my GCSE work. xx

    Posted by: A on 7th November 2017
  8. Well done you really deserved it so proud of you! Xxx (you are the best author ever!) xxx congrats Kiana xx

    Posted by: K on 7th November 2017

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