Pupils sweet treat

Pupils from Merchant Taylors’ Girls’ School were treated to a sweet visit from top author Cathy Cassidy, writer of the famous ‘Chocolate Box Girls’ series.
The local star popped in to the school to speak about the latest book in the series, Sweet Honey. The girls were regaled with anecdotes of her own time at school, embarrassing interactions with boys and her formative years as a writer.
Cathy’s hugely popular books usually centre around a young female protagonist and contain themes of family troubles, newcomers, moving away and teenage crushes. She shared some of her secrets about writing, stressing the importance of day dreaming as a way of awakening ideas for a story.
The girls were shown Cathy’s website which features webcasts from the Chocolate Box characters. They were encouraged to upload a ‘selfie’ with their favourite book, or, if they were feeling shy, a ‘shelfie’ of their book collection!
After the session the girls were given the opportunity to speak to Cathy one to one at a book signing.

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