Have you been enjoying the sunshine? Have you been anywhere exciting? And most importantly, have you been reading any of my books?

I’ve been to a couple of fab festivals, including Carfest North in Cheshire which raises money for NSPCC Children in Need. My events at Carfest were cool, and I spotted old and new readers alike reading my books all around the festival site, which was brilliant! It gave me the idea to launch a PHOTO CHALLENGE – and anyone can take part!

If you were at Carfest and have a pic of you reading your CC book at the festival, send your pic to me here. If you’ve been to a different festival and have a pic of you there reading one of my books, send that pic in; and if you haven’t made it to a festival this summer, just recreate the festival vibe and imagine you’re styling a festival photo shoot – starring you, with your fave CC book! You might accessorise with a festival hat, a flower headband, a picnic blanket, a face-painted flower on the cheek or just some boho-cool clothes… get creative and channel that festival fun! If possible, get high-res pics and email them to me here.

What am I going to do with the pics? I’m planning to put them together to create a FESTIVAL themed slideshow which will appear on CCTV to remind us what a brilliant summer we’ve had. A little bit like this slideshow – only with added festival cool!

The vlogs from Cherry, Skye, Summer, Honey and Coco are taking a break for the summer, but that means there’s a chance for YOU to get involved and liven up CCTV for me… either by taking part in the festival slideshow or by filming your OWN video review of a CC book or even getting together with friends to act out a few scenes or make your own trailer for one of my books! What are you waiting for? 

Get your creative groove on, and go for it!



  1. hiya cathy I think your books are sooo cool, I have just finished coco caramel and it is my favourite book of all of your books, I can’t wait for your next book xxx

    Posted by: A on 7th November 2017
  2. Cathy, you are SO amazing. But, when I read Coco Caramel and Bittersweet, I could feel like that I was part of the school myself. I could really attatch the feelings – and, I could make connections that I never made before! Cathy, you ARE an amazing author. Now, I like you, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson at the same time. You are so amazing!! YOU ROCK!! 😉

    Posted by: D on 7th November 2017
  3. oooooooh!!! I can’t wait to get involved, me and my friends had our own mini festival on our local beach mega fun 🙂

    Posted by: L on 7th November 2017
  4. I Love your books,
    Im reading cherry crush right now and I love it,
    My fave of your books are Marshmallow sky and Scarlett
    Keep up the good work and awesome imaginary

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  5. hahaha nice! Sooooo getting involved! Which chocolate box girl are you, Cathy??????? Im Skye!!!!

    Posted by: E on 7th November 2017
  6. You are my fave author ever Cathy. My fave book is Gingersnaps because it reminds me of my best friend dilemma, its the same sort of thing, with a best friend getting a new friend and minus a boy. 🙂

    Posted by: D on 7th November 2017
  7. you are the best author by a long way! I <3 you to the moon and back!!

    Posted by: J on 7th November 2017
  8. I have EVERY SINGLE one of Cathy’s books and I ADORE them. I have every one of The Chocolate Box Girls and I cant wait for Sweet Honey.

    Posted by: S on 7th November 2017
  9. Cathy your the BEST writer evs! BTW, love Indigo Blue!!!!

    Posted by: M on 7th November 2017
  10. Hi I have read every single one of your books Cathy and I cant pick out my favourite! They are all too good!!!

    Posted by: B on 7th November 2017