Meet Cathy MacPhail

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Find out lots about Cathy in this fascinating Q&AEver wondered what Cathy would do if, like Fay in Another Me, she met her doppelganger? 

Cathy’s Choice: Discover Cathy’s favourite books, spooky stories, and more!

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Cathy MacPhail was born and brought up in Greenock, Scotland, where she still lives. Before becoming a children’s author, she wrote short stories for magazines, comedy programmes for radio and two romantic novels. Cathy was inspired to write her first children’s book after her daughter was bullied at school.

Cathy writes spooky thrillers for younger readers as well as teen novels and has the unique ability to get to the heart of serious, topical issues through the stories of her feisty characters.

Cathy has won the Royal Mail Book Award twice, along with lots of other awards and has been called the Scottish Jacqueline Wilson. One of Cathy's greatest fears would be to meet another version of herself, similar to the young girl in her bestselling novel Another Me. She is a big fan of Doctor Who and would love to write a scary monster episode for the series.

Cathy is the Patron of Reading at Falkirk High, in Scotland. She is also an Ambassador for Children 1st, formally known as the RSSPCC.

Cathy loves to hear from her fans, so do write, email or post your thoughts to her.

Cathy is available for talks, school visits and creative writing workshops. Please contact for information and availability.

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For information on bookings please contact Trevor Wilson at Authors Abroad:
telephone - 01535 656 015
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Friday 19th October - Milton Keynes to deliver a motivational speech for children in care and their carers. This is also an award ceremony so Cathy will also be giving out awards.

Tuesday 23rd October - The Long Eaton School, Nottingham.

Thursday 25th October - The Hexham Book Festival

Saturday 27th October - The Tyne and Esk Writer of the Year Ceremony where Cathy was a judge.

Tuesday 30th Ocotber - Mearns Academy

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