Thanks for the Clockwork Crow

I am so incredibly excited that you have written a third book.  I work at a large special needs school in Blackpool and I have used The Clockwork Crow to engage a group of reluctant readers and support them with their Entry Level English qualification.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading it to them and then got The Velvet Fox for my birthday and shared it with them as a class reader which they absolutely loved and hung on my every word begging me to read the next chapter!  I cannot wait for schools to return to normal and share with them the news that I will be getting a copy of your third book (but will have to wait till October).  They will be absolutely buzzing!  I cannot thank you enough for your amazing ideas that go into your stories, particularly as Blackpool has a huge initiative in the town to get children reading.  With books like yours, I have managed to engage so many more children who now have an enthusiasm for reading.  You are truly talented and have made a huge difference to the pupils at Park Community Academy.

Many thanks Caroline for your great message and I hope you all enjoy THE MIDNIGHT SWAN. It’s always lovely to hear from happy readers!

More from the strange world of Incarceron?

More from the strange world of Incarceron?

I am such a fan of your writing—they don’t print some of the books you publish where I live so I ended up having to order some online from used book companies to have it shipped to me. Only mentioning this detail because I wanted to make it clear how much I love your work!… Continue reading

Sensory Detail.

Firstly, I’d like to say that I love your work. I’ve read a ton of your novels and I always blaze through them because they read so fluidly. The way your writing catches me up in  its current and sweeps me along reminds me of being on a waterslide.  My question: In my opinion, part… Continue reading


I wonder? will there be a follow up on The Crystal Stair? I loved the two books I have read in Swedish Vid världens ände och Kristalltrappan Please answer your fan Marie Sjöstedt,Umeå, Sweden Hi Marie. I’m afraid there are no plans for that at the moment, thought I would certainly enjoy writing a third… Continue reading

Dear Catherine, my name is Helga Nyírő.I’m from Hungary.Love all of your books.You are on my list of favorite authors.  I still remember discovering your books at my local library and reading all the books they had of in yours in a  month…  Terrible emotions and emotions occur in your books and I suffer together… Continue reading


Where did you get the inspiration for Incarceron and Sapphique? Because it is a very intriguing plot and story. From lots of things- prison images by Piranesi, a conversation about prisons, an idea about an arrested Society. But these are only fleeting ideas, and they don’t get real until the writing starts and the characters… Continue reading

The sidhe- beautiful and dangerous.

This may be a strange question, so here’s some context – I have recently begun re-learning the Gaeilge language after many years, having forgotten all I learned as a youngster. Oddly, remembering the language connected me to memories of the old stories, that also went forgotten with everything Irish, of the unseelie sidhe. More oddly,… Continue reading

The Relic Master – different names.

The Relic Master – different names.

Hello, I was going through my bookcase and found your book Relic Master : The Dark City and reread it. There was a website on the back and the cover arts for the sequels, but when I went to the website, it directed me to something that was not correct. I checked your book list… Continue reading

Will the Relic Master be a movie?

Hi,  Will the Relic Master series be a movie?  I have a love for writing and your Relic master series has inspired my writing a lot. I love the series so far, I recently started it, I have read two books so far and they are amazing! In my previous question I asked if u… Continue reading

Poetry news.

Hi Catherine, I very much enjoyed hearing you read poems from your collection “Altered States” at Chapter art centre some years ago, and wonder if you have any more poetry readings planned? Regards, Andy HI Andy and thanks for your question. And it’s a good time to ask, because I have a new poetry collection… Continue reading