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Bookbuzz

Tuesday 9th July 2013

Here is my page for Bookbuzz, you can register there for a free book!

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The Books Go To Poland!

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

My Best Friend And Other Enemies is going to Poland! Nosy Crow have just done a deal for the Polish rights for both books ('My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters' which is out in September 2013) with Zielona Sowa.
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Book Two Is Coming!

Sunday 19th May 2013


Book Two is coming! Book Two is coming!

My second children's book, 'My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters' launches in September 2013 and is available to pre-order on AmazonFoyles or Waterstones NOW!

It is the sequal to the first book (My Best Friend And Other Enemies) with all the same characters. This is what it's about:

Jessica and Natalie are best friends again, but things have changed a bit. Jessica's got new friends now and the comic that they've put together has just launched in school to great acclaim. Jess is really enjoying her new-found fame and starts to neglect the wildlife project she's doing with Natalie. But Scarlett, a new cartoonist on the block, is after her comic crown. It's felt-tip pens at dawn!

My Best Friend And Other Enemies is also available from AmazonFoylesand Watersones, and all good book shops. You can read the first chapter for free here.

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Ooh La La

Thursday 9th May 2013

My Best Friend And Other Enemies is going to France! The translation rights for books one and two ('My Brilliant Life And Other Disasters' which is out in September 2013) have been bought by France. Jessica is officially tres chic.

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Bookbuzz List 2013

Thursday 2nd May 2013


My Best Friend And Other Enemies has made the Bookbuzz list for 2013!

It is one of just 17 books chosen for the Bookbuzz scheme, joining prize-winners and best-selling authors who fill the list of titles chosen.

Under the Bookbuzz Programme, every year 7 pupil who registered gets a free book. Already 38,000 11-year-olds have registered, and last year 200,000 books were delivered into 1,400 schools.

One school librarian said of the scheme: ‘'The amount of children [who] come in and say 'Where's my book?' 'Why isn't my book here yet?'...it's immense... you wouldn't believe it. Just to be able to see that smile that day; it's worth every penny...That reaction is worth millions.'

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The Independent Top 10 Children's Books For Christmas

Friday 14th December 2012

My Best Friend And Other Enemies has been ranked as No. 1 in the Top 10 Children's Books For Christmas recommended by The Independent.

Marianne Levy said it was, “Properly funny, a hilarious tale of childhood friendship."

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Fan Mail

Tuesday 13th November 2012

We have received a fantastic letter from a 10 year old reader, Annie Lewis. Nosy Crow and I loved it so much that they decided to do a blog about it here. They are right when they say it is wonderful to know that people are enjoying the book. Thanks Annie!

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Translation Rights

Friday 26th October 2012

Exciting news. The translation rights have been sold for My Best Friend And Other Enemies, to go to other countries. It's going to go to Korea and Germany.

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Chicklish Review

Tuesday 18th September 2012

My Best Friend And Other Enemies has just got a lovely review from Luisa at Chicklish.

She says, "sparky and witty, with some extremely funny lines and a main character so endearing that it's impossible not to love her... lots of wonderful characters, some laugh-out-loud moments and a plot that just whizzes along, leaving you with a big smile on your face. Lively, sweet and seriously funny. Recommended for ages 9 to 99!"

There have also been some other lovely reviews. The Kooky Toon Book Cerner has said, "you’ll be laughing out loud one moment then all of a sudden remember the painful and very poignant sting of what it’s like to fall out with your best friend."

Booka Uhu's Book Nook says, "Catherine Wilkins is definitely someone to keep an eye out for!"

And Melissa Cox gives the book 5 out of 5 stars!

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Second Print Run

Monday 17th September 2012

My book had been out for just a week when Nosy Crow told me the news that they were doing a second print run. It feels incredibly exciting for that to be happening so soon, and fantastic that the book has started so well.

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