Cathy Cassidy

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"Tween" author Cathy Cassidy was born in 1962 in Coventry, England, and wrote her first picture book for her little brother when she was only eight years old. Later, she attended Art College in Liverpool, then worked as a fiction editor at 'Jackie' magazine. She also worked at the teen magazine 'Shout,' as well as teaching art in several local primary schools. She married her boyfriend Liam, and together they moved to Scotland to start a family. Here, she began writing books for tweens and young adults full-time.

Cathy's two children are now teenagers, and the four of them live in a cottage in the Galloway hills with sheep and cows for neighbours. Cathy has been vegetarian for 35 years, and vegan for the last eight. She love old clothes, old toys, cars, books. She has two dogs called Kelpie & Finn, two cats called Pickle & Pepper and a one-eyed rabbit, Snowy.

Author's Comment: I love my family, I love living in the middle of nowhere and I love my work. Of all my jobs, writing has to be the best - it's the perfect excuse to daydream, after all!

Nationality: British

Featured series by Cathy Cassidy

Chocolate Box Girls - Age 11 & up