Everybody has heard of Cathy Cassidy, right? Probably! She's had tons of best sellers and I am pretty sure that the majority of you reading this will have read at least one of her books (if not, don't worry, just go pick one up from your local library!).
I was so happy when she agreed to answer some of my questions and I hope you are just as happy reading them and hopefully, just hopefully, you'll find something out that you never knew about this fantastic author :o)
If you got the chance to spend a day with any character in any of your books, who would it be and why?
Probably Scarlett. I was quite quiet and shy at school, more like Jude or Hannah, so it would be brilliant to spend a day with someone like Scarlett who is brave and bright and fiery!
My favourite book is Lucky Star, where did you get your inspiration for that book?
Lucky Star was written to give the character Mouse, who first appeared as a small boy in my first book Dizzy, the happy ending I thought he deserved. So many readers wrote asking for a sequel or to find out what happened next to Mouse that I couldn't resist jumping ahead a few years and writing a book from his viewpoint. Mouse is still my favourite character of all!
Where do you like to write?
I work on Mac laptop so technically I can write anywhere, but my fave place to work is in the writing shed in my garden. It's very pretty as sheds go, and has no phone or internet so no interruptions! In the winter it's a bit cold, so then I snuggle up indoors, usually on the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate at my side for extra inspiration!
If you could chose a super power, what would it be and why?
The power to grant wishes...
Did you write as a child - what did you usually write about?
Everything! Adventure, ponies, sailing, Victorian ladies, boarding school... it didn't matter that I knew next to nothing about any of those things! As a teen I wrote about boys, boys and more boys...
Are you working on a new book right now, if so, can you tell us a little bit about it?
I am just beginning the plotting for the third book in the Chocolate Box Girls series, Summer's Dream. It's early days, but I will say that it will be an exciting summery read with a few shocks and surprises hidden away in there...
How does it feel to know you are one of the most admired authors in the world?
I do know I have the coolest readers ever, and they are very loyal, and that means a huge amount to me. For me, just being able to earn a living writing books is a dream come true. I know I am very, very lucky.
Quick Fire Questions:
Favourite Animal? Llama.
Favourite Take-a-way? Indian.
Favourite Colour? Moss green.
Favourite Type of Music? Indie rock.
A big shout-out to CC for letting me interview her! :D
Rachel xx :)