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Cathy Cassidy is one of the UK’s top-selling children’s authors. She was an art teacher, a magazine editor and an agony aunt before becoming a full-time writer. She has worked at Shout magazine and previously at Jackie.

Cathy tours extensively around the UK, meeting more than 10,000 young readers in one year alone, and has twice won the prestigious ‘Queen of Teen’ award. She has penned more than 25 novels, ┬áthe majority aimed at the young adult market, but she has also written three books (the Daizy Star series) aimed at younger readers.

Cathy lives in Merseyside with her husband, two dogs and a cat.