Best-selling author meets her fans at Corby Business Academy

Cathy Cassidy meeting pupils
Cathy Cassidy meeting pupils
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One of the biggest names in the world of young adult fiction spoke to hundreds of students in Corby on the day of her latest book release.

Best-selling author Cathy Cassidy, who has sold more than two million copies of her books, visited Corby Business Academy earlier this month to speak to its Year 7 and 8 students and pupils from 10 other schools.

I always get inspiration when I visit schools because it’s inspiring to spend time with the people you write for

Cathy Cassidy

The former Teen of Queen award winner talked about her writing career, read extracts from her books and was quizzed by students during a lively question and answer session.

She also spent about an hour meeting her excited fans and signing books, including copies of her new book, Fortune Cookie.

Cathy said: “It’s lovely to be in a school on the book’s birthday because I’m spending the day with my readers.

“I always get inspiration when I visit schools because it’s inspiring to spend time with the people you write for.”

During her early career Cathy went to work for Jackie magazine and eventually became its fiction editor.

She was also Shout magazine’s agony aunt for 12 years before she published her first book, Dizzy, in 2004.