She also talked about her best-selling Chocolate Box Girls series. Cathy shared stories of her early writing days, her career in journalism working for teen magazines and about her life as a children’s writer, meeting her readers from all around the world.
Cathy gave us her top tips for writing, friendship and daydreaming! She told us about ways to get more information from cathycassidy.com and CathyCassidy Dreamcatcher blog, Cathy’s online magazine written by and for her readers.
There was also an audience quiz to discover which Cathy Cassidy character we are most like! Afterwards we had the chance to ask questions, which Cathy answered with good humour.
We had also invited some Year 7 guests from 4 of Tower Hamlets’ secondary schools: Central Foundation Girls', Morpeth School, Swanlea, & Bow. Cathy stayed to sign all the books which everyone had bought. It was a really long queue! Everyone had a most enjoyable afternoon. One of the things that Cathy liked best about her visit was the wonderful artwork in our school, and she especially enjoyed using the beautiful teacups, made by talented Blue Gate Fields Junior potters!