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. The sandies are friendly little characters (mostly!) who live underneath a row of beach huts and have all sorts of adventures at night along the sea-shore and the promenade. The book is aimed at young readers aged between five and ten (and anyone else who loves the seaside too of course) and many of the stories are based around real happenings along the coastline.
Sandies in the Beach Huts has been 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.
In her spare time, Cathy enjoys using her own beach
hut with her family, swimming and canoeing. She is a regular visitor
to the UK’s only beach hut festival held annually in Mablethorpe,
Cathy can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org and
both of her books (£5.99 each) are available from Pomegranate
Press and Emma
The woodies by the ponds
Cathy's fourth book for children sees a new series about pond life which was launched on October 27th 2012 at RSPB Pagham Harbour in West Sussex. Please see www.pondlifebooks.co.uk for further details.