The 'Queen of Teen' Cathy Cassidy will be coming to Wolverhampton next week to share the secrets of her success with young fans.

The best selling children's author will tell how she began writing and got into a career into journalism before hosting a question and answer session for nearly 400 students from 10 local schools and colleges.

The event, on Friday 14 February, 2014, has been organised by Wolverhampton's Education Library Service and is part of a national tour to mark the publication of Coco Caramel, Cathy's latest title in the Chocolate Box Girls series published by Puffin books.

Librarian Jane Coleman said: "Research shows that author events in schools inspire children and help them on their journey to a love of reading, and so we are very excited to welcome Cathy Cassidy to Wolverhampton as part of her nationwide tour.

"I'm sure the young people will really enjoy spending time with her."

The talk will take place at Colton Hills School, with young people from Goldthorn Park Primary, Graiseley Primary, St Peter's Collegiate, Tettenhall College, Warstones Primary, Heath Park, Moreton and Wednesfield High schools in Wolverhampton and Vernon Lodge Preparatory School in Staffordshire also invited.

Cathy's books have sold over one million copies in the UK alone and Jane added: "If you've yet to read any of Cathy's books, Wolverhampton's libraries have a selection of her titles available to borrow."

Please note this is a closed event and all tickets have been allocated.

  • released: Friday 7 February, 2014