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. hey cathhy congartualtions im just reading lucky star at the moment but as soon as ginger snaps comes out im going to get it ive read all of your books and there all amazing like you
    love you lots

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  2. ive read all your books becos ever since i was 9 all ive ever wanted is your books becos id already read one at school and my mum said they were too old for me but i cant wait to read Ginger Snaps my favorite books are Scarlett, Lucky Star and Sundae girl!!! But Dizzy tops them all I am in love with ickle mouse and in love with Finn!!!

    Posted by: H on 7th November 2017
  3. congrats cathy i have read all your books i especially love lucky star and dizzy because it has my favourite character mouse he sounds like a real character i would love to meet him,however i also love your other characters such as cat and mouse’s other friends and of course his mum luv milliexxxxxxxxxxx

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  4. I knew Scarlett would win! It’s the best book I’ve ever read! And the name Kian and Hazel are so COOL!

    Posted by: V on 7th November 2017
  5. congratulations cathy i knew that you could do it.i love the book scarlett and all your other books cathy you must be so proud. i know that your feeling sad about your dad so this would of made him so proud.luv milliexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  6. well done you definetly deserve it i can not wait for ginger snaps it sounds amazing just like your other books amazing and helpful i am gonna vote for lucky star and dizzy the ones with my favourite character mouse the one and only luv milliexxxxxxxxxxxx your bestest fan

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  7. well done and happy new year cathy i always knew you could do it.cathy i am gonna vote for sundae girl.i actually voted for scarlett so now i know that what i did was worth it!!!!!! so all we need to do now is make all your books a winner because i and lots more people know that they are luv millie

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  8. well done i am so happy for you your dad will be looking down thinking i knew she would always make it.i hope she knew that no matter what i will always trust her

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  9. oh wow , cathy , well done , you deserve it , your books are faboulus

    Posted by: B on 7th November 2017
  10. well done Cathy i love Scarlett you are brill Jessica

    Posted by: J on 7th November 2017

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