About Cathy Watts



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Cathy Watts lives close to the sea in Sussex. She launched her first book of stories for children called Sandies in the Beach Huts in September 2008. This book was very well-received and Cathy is a regular speaker in local primary schools where she talks with the children about the seashore and reads extracts from her work. A sequel to Sandies in the Beach Huts was launched in December 2009 called Hello again sandies!! which continues the exploits of the sandies and is, like the first book, beautifully illuistrated by watercolour artist Emma Ball. 2011 saw the launch of the third book in the sandies series called Watch out for the sandies which has, like the other two books, been greeted with delight by an ever-growing readership.

The woodies by the ponds is Cathy's fourth collaboration with Emma Ball which looks set to continue. In her spare time, Cathy enjoys using her own beach hut with her family, swimming and canoeing. She also spends her free time restoring a medieval fish pond set in the grounds of an ancient priory. This is the setting for the Woodies series.

Cathy can be contacted at cathy@beachhutbooks.co.uk or cathy@pondlifebooks.co.uk or c.watts@brighton.ac.uk. Her books cost £5.99 each and are available from Cathy or Pomegranate Press or Emma Ball

Cathy Watts


woodies by the ponds