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Hi Catherine! I was wondering when can we expect Sapphique sequel. I have read both books multiple times because they are so amazing and fascinating! I am always on a hunt for good sci-fi books and I always end up picking up your books all over again. I loved both books because they aren't "pure" love stories. Nowadays all books contain romance, love triangles...I love drama but sometimes it's good to take a breath from it. I appreciate when I find books which contains small bits of romance but are focused on characters and their development. Much love from Croatia!

Many thanks! I agree with you that many books that could be interesting get stifled into conventional love stories.. it kills any originality. And I like to leave things to the readers' imaginations a bit..

Characters are the most important things, and people are very complicated things..

I am seriously thinking about a third book, so all I can say is be patient.. it may happen but not for a while.

Thanks for your great question.


Do you have a suggestion for those who want to be a writer I'm making a presentation and I wanted to ask this.


Start the story with something exciting,intriguing or mysterious.

Make each character as individual and real as possible, with strengths and weaknesses.

Enjoy using language creatively.

Read more.

Don't worry about what will happen in the plot, just let it run.

Read even more, because you don't know what's possible unless you see what others have achieved...


Hello, Catherine Fisher. I just want to know how do you write a book, because I would like to write one. I have got an Idea, the idea is a book about Pirates. Could you please tell me what Ideas you have, that I could use in my book. I have already done one page of it, the characters are: Theo Ramsay, Captain Jake Smith Benjamin. Have not thought of any more, so would you please help me. Thank You From Reeve P.S: I am one of the pupils that was in the group you met first on World Book Day 2017. Thank you for that experience.

Hi Reeve and thanks for the message. It was great to meet you all on World Book Day! Congratulations on starting a story- that's the hard part done. Your characters have good names. Now all you have to do is give them something exciting to do and start right in the action straight away. Give each character a problem. Set it in a strange and wonderful landscape- or ocean, with islands,- as it's pirates. Mix in a bit of magic. But above all just write and let the story develop, and don't worry about where it's going or what will happen next. It will all work out in the end.

Good luck!

What can you tell us about Maskelyne's back story? Do you know how he learned to make the Obsidian Mirror? Do you think Maskelyne, Sarah, and Gideon would ever come back? How would they do so, and what would happen if they did? Whatever happened to Moll when the mirror was taken to the past?

Wow. Lots of tricky questions..

I didn't develop a full backstory for Maskelyne, though he tells us himself how he found the obsidian and made the mirror. But he tells Symmes a story in Book One which is different, so you'll have to decide what you believe. There is a lot about him I don't know, and there could easily be a story where he and Gideon and Sarah turn up somewhere.. anything could happen. As for Moll, in her time she has the mirror, and can do all the time-travelling she likes... so..

Some stories never end.



Do you you have some cast members in mind for the Incarceron movie? Because if you don't I have a great list of them that could totally play those parts. I know it won't be possible to get them all under contract but maybe some of them could do it. Thanks for your consideration, Travis Ratcliff

Thanks Travis.I'm afraid there are no plans for a film at the moment. But always interested in seeing a cast list, though I often don't know the actors. There seem to be plenty of lists on-line. So maybe one day..

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