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Cathy Hopkins

Cathy Hopkins lives in North London with her handsome husband and three deranged cats. She has had nineteen books published. The fifth book
in the Mates, Dates series, Mates, Dates, and Sole Survivors, was recently released in the U.K. Piccadilly Press has launched a new series from Hopkins,
based on the classic sleepover game of Truth or Consequences.
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Never give up.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Not living nearer to my family.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Buddha. I'd say, so... what's it all about then?

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My parents, they're both decent solid people who don't judge and who get on with life whatever it throws at them.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. Rock and roll diva.

Author Voices

June 06, 2011

A new book to write. Time After Time. A book I have wanted to write for a long time. Just spoke to my dad who is also a writer. He always gives good advice when faced with the daunting page that is blank apart from the two words: chapter one. He said, 'imagine someone you are talking to and then start to tell them the story as if you are really speaking to them.' His other advice is, for the first draft, put your critical voice aside and just get it writ. There's time later for editing, revising and rewriting. It still feels like being about to jump in at the deep end though!

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