Cathy Cassidy Tops 1 million
We are so proud to announce that Cathy Cassidy, the author of Broken Heart Club and The Chocolate Box Girls series, has sold over 1 million copies in France!
Cathy has a phenomenal fan base in France and her publisher Nathan have championed our wonderful author, even expanding The Chocolate Box Girls into a new comic book series with comic publisher Jungle.
Cathy is the author of over 20 novels and in each she writes about friendships and real issues faced by young people with a sensitive yet unflinching voice like no other.
Congratulations Cathy, you are an exceptional talent.
Carnegie for Cathy Cassidy
The Darley Anderson Children's Book Agency are incredibly proud to announce that Looking Glass Girl by Cathy Cassidy has been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Medal 2016.
The perfect Easter read is out now!
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, bestselling children's author Cathy Cassidy has released, Looking-Glass Girl, a compelling modern-day re-imagining of Alice's story.
Alice nearly didn't go to the sleepover. Why would Savvy, queen of the school, invite someone like her?
Now Alice is lying unconscious in a hospital bed.
Lost in a wonderland of dreams and half-formed memories, she's surrounded by voices - the doctor, her worried friends and Luke, whose kisses the night of the fall took her by surprise...
When the accident happened, her world vanished - can Alice ever find her way back?
This unforgettable story of friendship and love makes the perfect treat this Easter. Get ready to fall down the rabbit hole all over again...
The rights team are excited to announce that we have just closed two foreign rights deals for Cathy Cassidy’s internationally bestselling Chocolate Box Girls series: Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye.
Destino Infantil & Juvenil will publish in Spanish and Grup62 will publish in Catalan which means that these two titles are sold in 12 languages each. In total, Cathy’s books are now sold into 22 languages!
Huge congratulations, Cathy!
Sweet Honey is out NOW!
Children's superseller author Cathy Cassidy has released her 5th in the Chocolate Box Girls series Sweet Honey.
Honey is going to live with her dad in Australia. Determined to make a fresh start, she couldn't be further away from the tough times at Tanglewood. Her new life is a dream come true - until school begins.
The girls are different from Honey's friends in England and the only person who seems to understand her is the cute boy from the beach she's chatting to online. But when he, the girls at school and even her dad start breaking promises, who can she trust? All alone on the other side of the world, Honey's past is about to catch up with her...
Cathy Cassidy Visits Paris
Cathy Cassidy has just returned from a fantastic trip to Paris for the Montreuil Children’s Book Festival.
The fair opened on Wednesday 27th November and lasted until 2nd December. Cathy received a very warm welcome from her French publisher, Nathan, and they made it a very special and memorable trip for her. Cathy said: ‘I am so happy with what they are doing, and that the books are doing so well.’
In some exciting news for Cathy and the agency, the rights team are currently negotiating the first ever deal in comic rights, for THE CHOCOLATE BOX GIRLS: CHERRY CRUSH, with Editions Jungle. Cathy has seen the roughs for the edition and is thrilled.
Happy Publication Day Cathy!
The latest addition to the delicious Chocolate Box Girls series, Coco Caramel, is out now and has gone straight to No.11. Congratulations Cathy!
Bestselling Bittersweet Is No. 3 In Children's Chart!
Much-loved children's author Cathy Cassidy's World Book Day book, Bittersweet is number 3 in the children's fiction bestseller list for the second week in a row!
She is also No. 5 this week in the UK's bestselling books of the week.
Cathy Cassidy continues to take the children's chart by storm with sales figures (from only 2 weeks) approaching 80,000 - congratulations Cathy!
Cathy Cassidy Releases BITTERSWEET For World Book Day on March 7th
Cathy Cassidy is one of eight authors realeasing a £1 book for World Book Day.
Thursday the 7th of March is World Book Day. Childrens authors and illustrators will be taking part in live events across the country to encourage children to read. All nursery, primary and selected secondary school children will be given a £1 book token to buy one of these eight books.
Bittersweet tells the story of Shay, the boy with the cool blond fringe and the blue guitar, the boy who smells of darkness and the ocean and who is Cherry’s boyfriend. But it wasn’t always this way. Once, he was in love with Honey, Cherry’s oldest step-sister. Since their break-up, bitterness has twisted every word she’s said to him.
Now Honey needs his help. Should Shay reach out to her – or is it safer to steer clear?
Dip into the delicious world of the Chocolate Box Girls, as for the first ever time Shay gets the chance to tell his own story. And don’t miss the rest of the Chocolate Box Girls series: Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer’s Dream.
Cathy Cassidy Wows Fans At Warsaw Book Fair
Top children's book author Cathy Cassidy has recently returned from Poland where she delighted her young fans at the Warsaw Book Fair.
A huge auditorium was packed full of excited children. Cathy also visited several libraries to chat with some younger children about her wonderful Daizy Star series and sign copies of Angel Cake for her slightly older fans.
The third title in the CHOCOLATE BOX GIRLS series, SUMMER'S DREAM, is out in the UK on 7th June.
"I absolutely loved my visit to Warsaw recently-the lovely Akapit Press set up lots of library events, so I met lots of Polish readers and signed lots of books!
It was fab to see how libraries were valued in Poland, and to connect with readers even though we don't share the same language! A fantastic experience, eye-opening and inspiring."
A Successful Year At The Agency
It has been a fantastic year for the Darley Anderson Agency, which has just celebrated the start of its 22nd year.
From record breaking bestsellers to the Teen of Queen, below are some of the successes from the past year at the Darley Anderson Agency.
Throughout every week of 2010, the Darley Anderson Agencys brilliant and talented authors have featured on one or more international Bestseller lists.
These brilliant bestselling authors include: Martina Cole, Lee Child, John Connolly, Lesley Pearse, Tana French, Jane Costello, Chris Mooney, Cathy Cassidy, Clare Dowling, Tim Weaver, Margaret Dickinson, Chris Carter, Tara Hyland, Annie Murray, Alex Barclay and Carmen Reid.
DA authors as well as dominating the UK chart, have repeatedly featured on bestseller lists around the world in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia.
In the final week of October 2010, two of Darley Anderson's authors took the No.1 Hardback Bestseller positions on both sides of the Atlantic. In the UK Martina Cole's The Family rocketed to the top of the The Sunday Times Hardback Bestseller list (and overall fiction). Whilst in the US, Lee Child's Worth Dying For took prime position on The New York Times Bestseller list.
The Family by Martina Cole has just spent 8 weeks in the No.1 position on the hardback Bestseller List in the UK smashing the 2010 HB record.
Lee Child has been very prominent on the Bestseller List throughout 2010. 61 Hours has just spent its 15th week on the paperback Bestsellers List whilst Worth Dying For has just spent it's 11th on the Hardback List.
Both 61 Hours and Worth Dying For along with Stolen by Lesley Pearse have been named in the Top Ten Fiction Books for 2010 in the New Zealand Sunday Star Times.
Tana French's Faithful Place and Lee Child's 61 Hours feature in the influential New York Times book critic Janet Maslin's Top 10 Books of 2010.
In the Woods by Tana French was picked as being one of the Top Ten best reads of the Noughties by Amazon.com
Faithful Place also by Tana French is No.2 in the overall Editors Picks 2010 on Amazon.com and is in the Top 100 2010 in Publishers Weekly.
Prize Winners and Nominations:
- Cathy Cassidy was announced the Queen of Teen
- Nearly-Weds by Jane Costello won Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Award at the Royal Novelist Association Awards.
- Animal Instincts by Nell Dixon won Love Story of the Year at the RNA Awards.
- John Connolly's The Lovers and Tana French's In the Woods were both shortlisted for this years Irish Book Awards 'Book of the Decade'.
- Wintercraft by Jenna Burtenshaw has been nominated for the Peoples Book Prize.
- The Glass Demon by Helen Grant has been nominated for the prestigious Carnegie Prize.
- Carolyn Jess-Cooke was nominated for the well respected London New Poetry Award
Cathy Cassidy's Sister Stories
Newly announced Queen of Teen 2010 Cathy Cassidy shot into the Children's Bestseller list with her latest book Cherry Crush: The Chocolate Box Girls.
Cherry Crush is Cathy's new series for over-nine's. The Chocolate Box Girls is the first book in the series, telling the story of five very different sisters.
In a recent article Cathy lists her all time favourite stories about sisters:
Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild
The Twelve Dancing Princesses by the Brothers Grimm
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Hideous Kinky by Esther Freud
The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
For the full article please click here.
***award Nomination*** Queen Of Teen
Cathy Cassidy has been nominated for the Queen of Teen award.
Cathy Cassidy has been shortlisted for this award along with nine others authors, including the likes of Jaqueline Wilson.
The award was created to celebrate teen authors that bring huge enjoyment to their readers, whilst dealing with real life issues.
The shortlist is decided upon by teenagers nominations, with an online vote to find the Queen of Teen.
You can vote for Cathy by clicking here.
The winner will be announced in September.
The Rainbow Rise Of Cathy Cassidy
Cassidy's overall sales are now in excess of a million copies.
For the second year running Cathy ranks in the Top 50 Children's Book Authors.
It's an exciting year for the bestselling writer whose
eleventh book Angel Cakes hit the lists this year.
Cathy also launched her brand new Daizy Star series for 8-12 year olds this summer.
Watch this space!
We are thrilled to announce that the bestselling Chocolate Box Girls series by Cathy Cassidy will be adapted into English language comic books.
French publisher Nathan’s huge success with the novels led to the creation of the brilliant comic book versions published by Editions Jungle.
Now Papercutz, the biggest children’s comic book publisher in the US, will translate and publish the comics for release in early 2017. The first will feature Cherry Crush and Marshmallow Skye.
Fortune Cookie by Cathy Cassidy is out now!
Cathy Cassidy's latest and last book in the much-loved Chocolate Box Girls series, Fortune Cookie, is out today.
After the amazing twist at the end of Sweet Honey, the sixth and final book in the Chocolate Box Girls series follows Jake, the Tanberry sisters' newly discovered half-brother...
As if the bombshell that he had three half-sisters wasn't enough, Jake's life in London is turning into a nightmare. He has nowhere to run - except for maybe his new family in Somerset . . . But Jake knows next to nothing about the Tanberrys. Will he be welcome there? And even if he is, can anyone really help him turn things around?
For more Chocolate Box Girls fun get The Chocolate Box Secrets - a delicious scrapbook of creative ideas from the Chocolate Box Girls. A must-have for all Cathy fans!
Sweet Honey by Cathy Cassidy is out in paperback now!
Bestselling children's author Cathy Cassidy has released her latest Chocolate Box Girls book Sweet Honey in paperback!
Turkish Triumph for Cathy and Kim
We are delighted to announce that Cathy Cassidy’s foreign rights sales have hit 20 languages!
A deal was struck with Turkish publisher, Pegasus, for translation rights in the first three titles in the internationally bestselling Chocolate Box Girls series: Cherry Crush, Marshmallow Skye and Summer’s Dream.
In further exciting news, Pegasus also acquired Turkish rights in recently published SMART by Kim Slater. Turkish will be Kim’s 2nd language, with Dtv publishing in Germany.
Congratulations Cathy and Kim!
Queen of Teen 2014
In very exciting news, our very own Cathy Cassidy has been shortlisted for Queen of Teen 2014! Cathy won the award in 2010, and this year faces competition from authors such as John Green, Beth Reekles, Cassandra Clare and James Dawson.
Since 2008, the Queen of Teen award has been dedicated to celebrating the authors from the world of teen fiction. The Queen of Teen award highlights authors who address real-life, coming-of-age issues in their stories in an honest and fun way.
The Queen of Teen ceremony takes place on 11th July 2014. If you want Cathy to be your Queen of Teen, you can vote here.
Sweet Success for Cathy Cassidy
More congratulations are due to Cathy Cassidy, as her latest book, Coco Caramel, debuts at No.8 in the Bookseller’s Children’s Fiction bestseller list. Clearly The Chocolate Box Girls series is delighting her readers’ taste buds!
Bittersweet Is No.4 In UK Bestseller List!
Bittersweet moves up a place in the UK bestseller list to number 4, missing out on the number 3 spot by less than 100 copies!
The UK Official Top 50 combines fiction, non-fiction, children’s, cookery, all formats (hardback and paperback).
Cathy Cassidy also catapults into number 2 on the children's fiction list, ahead of almost all the other World Book Day books.
Watch the music video by Bittersweet's star Shay Fletcher here:
Bittersweet hits No.8 in The Bookseller chart
Massive congratulations to Cathy Cassidy!
Not only was she one of the 8 popular children’s authors specially selected to represent World Book Day, but her book Bittersweet has flown into the no. 8 spot in The Bookseller’s UK top 50 chart.
Celebrating reading all over the world, this year’s World Book Day was aiming to be the best World Book Day ever! And we’re absolutely thrilled that Cathy Cassidy has helped to make this happen.
CathyCassidy TV Goes Live
Puffin HQ have created a fantastic new Youtube channel-CathyCassidy TV!
Fans of her Chocolate Box Girls series will be delighted to see colourful characters such as Skye, Cherry and Summer brought to life in their new video-blog diaries.
Click below for Cherry from Cherry Crush:
Click below for Skye from Marshmallow Skye:
Click below for Summer from Summer's Dream:
Fame In France For Cathy Cassidy
Cathy Cassidy's delightfully charming series The Chocolate Box Girls has done dazzlingly well in France.
Cherry Crush, the first book in the series, has sold over 20,000 copies since its publication date last June. Marshmallow Skye, published last month, sold over 1,000 copies in less than a week and entered the Hebdo Livres Chart (for all Children and Young Adult fiction) at No.14.
The Chocolate Box Girls is a sumptuous series starring sassy sisters, super-cool boys and one of Cathy's biggest loves - chocolate.
'Touching, tender and unforgettable' Guardian
***bestseller*** Sales Success
After 12 weeks of sales, Stolen by Lesley Pearse is still at the top.
Stolen has just spent its 12th in the Paperback Bestsellers list selling over 210,000 copies.
Since storming into the Bestseller's list in July, and remaining firm in the charts, Stolen has shown itself as the read of the summer, proving that Lesley is definitely one of the UK's best loved novelists.
The Queen Of Teen
Cathy Cassidy has been officially crowned the Queen of Teen.
Tens of thousands of girls worldwide voted for their favourite teen author. Cathy Cassidy was announced the Queen of Teen 2010, beating the likes of Louise Rennison and Jaqueline Wilson.
The award was founded in 2008 to celebrate the fantastic teen and tween authors who bring so much enjoyment to their readers, dealing with real-life issues in a way that is honest, entertaining and fun!
For more information on the award click HERE.
***award Nomination*** EVERYBODY LOVES CATHY
Angel Cake by Cathy Cassidy has just been shortlisted for the Red House Children’s Book Award. Angel Cake has made it from the 50 longlisted books down to the final 10 shortlisted.
Cathy told Red house that she thought ‘It’s fantastic! Red House is one of the coolest book awards ever as it is voted for by children…’ Cathy is now off to China for the Beijing International Bookworm Festival.