Are you a fan of Angel Cake and Sundae Girl? Here are 15 Things You Didn’t Know about their author Cathy Cassidy:
#1. Cathy was born in Coventry (in 1962).
#2. She wrote her first picture book for her little brother aged 8 or 9.
#3. Cathy loved making comics when she was younger too with picture stories, features and competitions. She would sell her homemade comic to a friend for 5p, then claim it back and sell it again to someone else.
#4. Cathy went to Art College in Liverpool, then got a job as fiction editor on girls’ magazine, Jackie.
#5. Cathy married her boyfriend Liam. She has 2 grown up kids Calum and Caitlin.
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#6. She trained to be an art teacher. She taught art in both secondary and primary schools.
#7. For 12 years Cathy was the agony aunt for teen mag Shout.
#8. She lived in Scotland for a few years.
#9. She now lives in Merseyside in a Victorian house that looks out over a park with a lake with swans and geese.
#10. Cathy has been a vegetarian for over 30 years (Vegan for 8 of them). She calls herself a chocolate-eating vegan (like Storm!)
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#11. Cathy has a cat called Pepper and 2 dogs called Kelpie & Finn. Kelpie, who is a lurcher, inspired the dog Legg-It in her first book.
#12. She has drawn all of the illustrations and the front covers to all the Daizy Star books.
#13. Her favourite colour is moss green.
#14. Her favourite childhood books included the Narnia books and The Little House books
#15. Cathy says that eating cake with friends is amongst one of her favourite things to do (apart from daydream of course)
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