Many of you out there will already know of Cathy Cassidy. If not, please read on and then go to her web-site www.cathycassidy.com
She’s a popular, well respected, top selling author/illustrator and she writes mostly for teens and pre-teens. She was once a primary and secondary school art teacher, and was also the ‘agony aunt’ for teen magazine ‘SHOUT’ for 12 years. She is the author of 24 books, and is best known perhaps for her ‘Chocolate Box Girls’ books; her new book, ‘Looking Glass Girl’, (a modern take on ‘Alice in Wonderland’), has just been published.
She also has very fine taste in music in my opinion, (anybody who likes Woody Guthrie is alright by me!) She is married, to Liam, and their two children, Caitlin and Calum Gilligan, are both talented young solo musicians on the folk circuit. Caitlin also sings and writes with her partner Lee Parry, who go by the name of ‘Finch and the Moon’. ( Hear them at http://soundcloud.com/finchandthemoon). Please check out their lovely music! (See my ‘Youtube’ link below).
I first ‘met’ Cathy ‘on-line’ a couple of years back, via my brother Malcolm. (http://writewyattuk.com/), a fellow Blogger.
So why am I telling you all about Cathy you may be wondering? Well, some time ago she asked a few ‘grown-ups’ that she knew, (yes, she asked me too, I’ve no idea why, ha, ha), to write down a few words about their childhood teddy bears…… if they should still have them. I quickly scribbled down a few thoughts on mine, (there’s not one insult or swear word in it, so I do hope that my regular readers won’t be too offended. Don’t worry I’m not going down with anything, normal service will be resumed as soon as possible.) Anyway, I sent my scribblings off to Cathy, never really expecting to hear any more about them. But Cathy surprised me last week when she sent me a link showing my piece published in her popular ‘Dreamcatcher’ blog. I was very flattered, thank you Cathy! Well the secrets out now, little girls all over the world will now know that some old geezer from Cornwall, (trust me, to a teenage girl even a bloke in his 20s is ancient) has still got his teddy bear…….. and that it still answers to the name of ‘sailor Bill’! Please click on the following link to see my little story about sailor Bill………..
Constructive comments below are very welcomed. Glowing praise even more so. It’s how I know that you have been here. Offers of highly paid writing gigs, though unlikely, would be lovely too.
All written work by Mark Anthony Wyatt, Bude, Cornwall. April 29th, 2015.
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