Hi, I’m Catherine Bruton – a novelist, journalist, teacher and author of fiction for children and young adults, including the multi-award winning ‘No Ballet Shoes in Syria’, Carnegie nominated ‘We Can Be Heroes’ (now a family feature, starring Alison Steadman and Phil Davies) my latest  ‘Another Twist in the Tale’  and the forthcoming ‘Following Frankenstein’ (coming October 2021).  Under my pen name  Cate Shearwater, I also write the much loved ‘Somersaults and Dreams’ series.  I enjoy appearing at book festivals and am available for school visits, both virtually and live.


2 Responses to HOME

  1. Dave McLaughlin says:

    Hi Catherine,

    Firstly, can I just say how much I enjoyed reading No Ballet Shoes. It is a heartbreaking, hopeful, lovely story.

    I loved it so much that I’ve managed to get my head teacher to buy 240 copies so that all of year 8 can read it in my school during their registration sessions.

    Do you do many school visits or Twitter interviews, Skype interviewers? I’m sure they would get a real thrill out of hearing from you.

    Kind regards

    Dave McLaughlin
    Walker Riverside Academy

    • catherineB says:

      Dear Dave
      I am soooo sorry – for some reason this message never reached me and I’ve only jsut found it. I am so thrilled that you shared the book with your students and, if you do so again, I would be more than happy to do a Skype interview. Email me next time catherine_bruton@msn.com and please forgive my rudeness in not responding sooner!

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