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Cathy Hopkins

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Where were you born?
Manchester, England

Did you grow up there?
No. I also lived in Kenya from the age of 5 – 11.

Have you got brothers and sisters?
Five brothers. No sisters.

Where do you live now?
In Bath, South West England.

Who do you live with?
Husband Steve; Cats: Casper,Dixie and Georgia and sheep, Rambo, Jet, Spot and Lucky.

How did you get started writing?
In 1987, I did a series of humour books with cartoonist Gray Jolliffe and that gave me the writing bug.

What did you do before you were a writer?
Loads of things. In order since I left school:

  • Went to art college.
  • Rock and roll singer with Driving Rock and the Rockettes
  • Worked in cool hippie shop in Manchester called On the Eighth Day.
  • Worked in a mental hospital as an occupational therapist.
  • Back to college to do a degree in comparative religion and train to teach
  • Taught meditation.
  • Trained and worked as an aromatherapist.
  • Wrote non fiction books about relationships.
  • Wrote books about aromatherapy.
  • Decided I wanted to be a full time writer. Did loads of writing courses.
  • Read scripts for the BBC comedy department.
  • Reviewed newspapers for Sky News on Friday mornings.
  • I got commissioned to write teenage books and children’s books which I did from 2000 until 2014. I wrote my first novel for the women’s popular fiction market in 2015. It’s called The Kicking the Bucket List was published in March 2017, the second book for the same market titled Dancing Over the Hill was published in January 2018, a third Blast From the Past was published in February 2019 and A Vintage Friendship was available on kindle from autumn 2020, paperback march 2021.

Where do you write?
All over the house, I take my laptop with me and see which room feels right that day.

What’s your favourite TV program?
Keeps changing. I liked Call My Agent, Succession, Big Little Lies.

Who makes you laugh?
Eddie Izzard, Billy Connelly. My cats.

What’s your favourite colour?
Pale turquoise

Do you have an agent?
Yes. Alice Lutyens at Curtis Brown.

What is the most important lesson that being a writer has taught you?
Never give up.

Where can I get the books?
You can get them from your local bookshop. If they haven’t got them in stock, if you ask, they will order a copy for you. They are happy to do this as it only takes a phone call. It usually takes between 3-5 days for the books to arrive and doesn’t cost you anything. You can get the books on the Internet on amazon.