|Name Cathy Hopkins|
|Parents Billy Hopkins|
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Books Million Dollar Mates, Mates - Dates and Inflatable, Mates - Dates and Sole Surv, Mates - Dates and Sleepove, Mates - Dates and Cosmic K
For The Apprentice (UK) candidate, see Katie Hopkins
- Early life
- Mates Dates series
- 3 in 1 books
- Truth Dare Kiss or Promise series
- Cinnamon Girl series
- Zodiac Girl series
Cathy Hopkins (born in Manchester) is an English novelist, well known for her teenage books Mates, Dates series.
Hopkins was born in Manchester, but lived in Kenya from the age of five until she was eleven and her family returned to England.She also sang with a rock and roll band named Driving Rock and the Rockettes, which toured local colleges and universities as the warm-up band to groups such as Wizard and The Average White Band. Her late father wrote under the name Billy Hopkins. His titles include Our Kid, Kate's Story, High Hopes, Going Places, Anything Goes, Whatever Next, Tommy's World and Big Mama.
Hopkins started writing books in 1987, collaborating with cartoonist Gray Jolliffe on a series of humour books. She has had over 60 books published, many in 33 different countries, including the Mates, Dates series, the Truth, Dare, Kiss or Promise series, the Cinnamon Girl series (published by Piccadilly Press) and the Zodiac Girls series (published by Kingfisher/Macmillan Publishers) and the Million Dollar Mates series published by Simon and Schuster. She also wrote four stand alone novels for teenagers which are Holy Moley, I'm a Dead Dude for Chickenhouse, Playlist for a Broken Heart and Love At Second Sight and A Home for Shimmer for Simon and Schuster. More recently, Cathy started writing for the older market and her first novel for adults is to published in March 2017 by Harpercollins and is called The Kicking the Bucket List. She is currently working on a second title for Harpercollins to be published 2018.
Cathy Hopkins was shortlisted for the Queen of Teen award in 2010.
Mates, Dates series
Truth, Dare, Kiss or Promise series
Cinnamon Girl series
Zodiac Girl series
Published by Simon and Schuster