OK, so what do you need to know? Well, I write books for children and teenagers, about all kinds of different things but often involving animals. I am always joking around and trying to be funny – sometimes it works and sometimes no one laughs! I live in Hertfordshire my family and lots of pets, including a mad Labrador called Lillie and many rabbits.

When I’m not writing, I can sometimes be found singing and dancing on stage with my local amateur dramatics group. I’ve played a hat shop owner in Hello Dolly, Grizabella from Cats, Galinda from Wicked and a rich heiress in Anything Goes. I love acting, mostly because I am a bit of a show off! And if you want to know what I sound like when I sing, click the link below, which is me singing I’m Feeling Fine from Bugsy Malone.



What else? Let’s see…

  • My Hogwarts house is Hufflepuff.
  • I am fascinated by talent: what it is, how you get it and I am always trying to learn something new.
  • I’ve auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor and that show a few years ago where they were looking someone to star in The Sound of Music. Never got anywhere. Might try again sometime!
  • My favourite colour is pink. No, it’s red. Wait, it’s yellow. Erm…maybe I don’t have a favourite colour.
  • I have met JK Rowling. She liked my dress.
  • My proudest talent is being able to lick my own elbow!
  • The bit in Completely Cassidy: Accidental Genius where Cassie flashes her bobbly grey pants actually happened to me when I was six. That’s right…I am Miss Nappy Knickers.
  • The bit in Completely Cassidy: Accidental Genius where Cassie has a hair disaster also happened to me, except that I was 35 years old, not 11.
  • The bit in Completely Cassidy: Accidental Genius where Cassie almost sets fire to Molly’s hair also happened to me, except it was my cousin’s hair.
  • The bit in Completely Cassidy: Drama Queen where Cassie thinks she will throw up before her audition – me, every time I try out for a new role. I think there’s a pattern emerging here, don’t you?




singing Cassidy