Cathy Hopkins - Author

About the Author

Cathy has had 63 books published so far, and principally writes for the teenage market where her books have been translated into 34 languages. Her five teen series to date are: the Mates Dates series, the Truth Dare series, the Cinnamon Girl series, the Zodiac Girl series and Million Dollar Mates. Cathy has also written standalone novels for teens: Dead Dudes, Love At Second Sight and Playlist For a Broken Heart which will be published on May 8th 2014 by Simon and Schuster in the UK.


Cathy Hopkins lives in Bath with her husband and three cats.

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Dancing Over the Hill

Dancing Over the Hill

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: eBook Release Date: 08/02/2018

When a box set of Broadchurch is more appealing than having sex with your husband, then perhaps it's time to hide the remote.... Cait and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid. An inspiration to others. Stuck together like glue - aren't they? But Cait can't shake off the feeling that something is missing. The whole world should be their oyster now that Matt has retired, giving them the time to do those things that really matter - and, more importantly, together. So why is she left wondering if this is all there is?Has Matt always been this annoying and infuriating? And where have those ants in her pants suddenly come from? It's not helped by the reappearance in her life of Tom Lewis, the love of her life who broke her heart at university and who, despite the fact she hasn't she hasn't seen him for decades, is still exerting his magnetic pull. Her friends are Lorna, who recently lost her husband, and Debs, whose husband recently left her. The three women must all question what they want out of the rest of their lives - and how they are going to get it....

Dancing Over the Hill The New Feel Good Comedy from the Author of the Kicking the Bucket List

Dancing Over the Hill The New Feel Good Comedy from the Author of the Kicking the Bucket List

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/01/2018

The hilarious and poignant new novel from the best selling author of The Kicking the Bucket List. When a boxset of Broadchurch is more appealing than having sex with your husband, then perhaps it's time to hide the remote... Cait and Matt have been married for 30 years. They are rock solid. An inspiration to others. Stuck together like glue. But Cait can't shake off the feeling that something is missing. The whole world should be their oyster now that Matt has retired, so why does she feel shut up like a clam? Things get more complicated when Tom Lewis, the man who broke her heart at university, makes a reappearance - still as charming as ever. Her friends, widow Lorna and newly-single Debs, have their own views of what Cait should do - but she isn't in the mood to listen. When Tom makes Cait an unexpected offer, Cait feels the pull of a different life. Has she got the guts to take the plunge, or does it take more courage to give her marriage another chance? Funny and thoughtful, this is a book for anyone who ever wondered . . . what if?

The Valentine's Day Kitten

The Valentine's Day Kitten

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/07/2017

When Marcie's silver kitten Misty goes missing, her best friend Ellie leaps into action and Operation Find Misty is born. But soon Ellie's detective skills are put to the test. Will Marcie's dreams of an artistic boy help the pair solve the mystery of the lost kitten? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Kicking the Bucket List The Feelgood Bestseller of 2017

The Kicking the Bucket List The Feelgood Bestseller of 2017

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/03/2017

Warm, wise and full of heart... I absolutely loved this book.' Lucy Diamond Mum always knows best... The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French. Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit. At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's `bucket list'. But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris' bucket list was about so much more than money...

Kicking the Bucket List

Kicking the Bucket List

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2017

Mum always knows best... The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French.Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee; sensitive and big-hearted; Rose uptight and controlled and Fleur the reckless free spirit.At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's 'bucket list'.But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris's bucket list was about so much more than money...

Mum Never Did Learn to Knock

Mum Never Did Learn to Knock

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/04/2015

A moving tale of laughter and loss from bestselling Cathy Hopkins. Emily and her Dad have been on their own since her mum left. But Emily has a secret: she still sees her mum, and people are beginning to worry about her. Because Emily's mum isn't coming back...But as her friendship with Mark starts to develop into something more, can Emily find the strength to start letting go? Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

A Home for Shimmer

A Home for Shimmer

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/01/2015

A new best friend - but can she stay? Amy is fed-up with her new home already - she absolutely DID NOT want to move to a freezing-cold farmhouse in the middle of nowhere. But her vet dad has suddenly 'found himself' and is now running his own vet's practice at Silverbrook Farm. Things begin to look up when Amy meets fellow new girl and cat-loving drama queen, Caitlin O'Neill. When the villagers start dropping off stray animals at the farm, the girls have the bright idea of running a rescue centre. But Amy's parents don't agree - so what will become of the gorgeous white-gold retriever puppy that has arrived at their door? Will they ever find a home for Shimmer? A brand new title from bestselling author Cathy Hopkins, full of animals, friendships and fun.

Playlist for a Broken Heart

Playlist for a Broken Heart

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2014

When Paige finds an old mix CD in a local charity shop, she can't help but wonder about the boy who made it and the girl he was thinking of when he chose the songs. The tracks tell the story of a boy looking for his perfect girl, a girl to understand him, a story of being alone, being let down, misunderstood and not knowing where to turn. Following the clues of the music, Paige sets out to find the mysterious boy, going from gig to gig and band to band, hoping to track him down. But will who she finds at the end of the trail, be the boy she's imagined? Another perfect girly read from Queen of Teen nominee Cathy Hopkins!

Mates, Dates and Cosmic Kisses

Mates, Dates and Cosmic Kisses

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/02/2014

Izzie is cool, bright and sassy. And when she meets the gorgeous Mark, she's on a real high. He's divine. And he likes her! But why doesn't he call when he says he will? When Izzie loses her perspective and her sense of fun, best friends Lucy and Nesta try to give her a reality check. But there are some things you'd rather not hear... The second book in the highly successful MATES, DATES series that's sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras

Mates, Dates and Inflatable Bras

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/02/2014

Lucy feels like everything is changing around her, and suddenly she is required to make all sorts of decisions. Everyone else knows who they are and what they want to be except for her. Worse still, her best friend has hooked up with the glamorous Nesta. Can three girls be best friends? But then the day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy crossing the street, things do start to change - in all areas of her life... The first book in the highly successful MATES, DATES series that's sold over 3 million copies worldwide.

Mates, Dates Perfectly Divine

Mates, Dates Perfectly Divine

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2013

Further adventures of the girls in the second Mates, Dates Omnibus (Books 4 - 6), full of fun, romance, humour and drama. Follow Lucy, Nesta, Izzie and TJ in Mates, Dates & Sleepover Secrets, Mates, Dates & Sole Survivors and Mates, Dates and Mad Mistakes.

Million Dollar Mates: Super Star

Million Dollar Mates: Super Star

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/04/2013

It's finally the summer holidays, and Jess can't wait to spend time with all her friends, especially JJ now that they're officially dating. But then JJ has to return to the states, the other boys head-off on holiday together and her dad decides that she should get a job over the break, and suddenly a fun summer seems like a distant dream. So when Stephanie Harper, a famous astrologer, asks Jess to go on tour with her, she jumps at the chance. And with JJ away and a new boy on the scene, Jess wonders if this summer could be full of excitement after all...

Love at Second Sight

Love at Second Sight

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/08/2012

Unlucky in love Jo is dragged along to see a clairvoyant by her two coupled-up best friends, and is told that there's only one boy for her. The trouble is, the last time she saw him was in a past life, when she worked as a governess to his younger brother. The clairvoyant tells her that as she is back in this life, so is he, and she must find him if she is ever to know true happiness and love. Jo doesn't believe a word of it - but then a series of events begin to change her mind. Could her one true love reallybe out there? In her quest to find the One, she visits psychics and cemeteries - but will she even be able to recognize her soul-mate when she finds him? Or is she destined to continue looking for love for all of time?

Million Dollar Mates: Catwalk Queen

Million Dollar Mates: Catwalk Queen

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2011

A pop diva comes to live at Porchester Park and is involved in a modelling competition. Jess is encouraged to enter too. But does she really want to be a catwalk queen?

Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras

Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/01/2011

Million Dollar Mates: Paparazzi Princess

Million Dollar Mates: Paparazzi Princess

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/01/2011

It's the end of term and Jess is excited about all the new faces due to arrive at Number 1, Porchester Park for the holidays. Outside the apartment block, the usual paparazzi lie in wait hoping for a story or photo. Jess knows she should avoid them, and when new resident Riko arrives, they enjoy dodgin the cameras together. But is Riko all she appears to be - or is this million dollar mate a fake? Distracted by two boys: handsome A-lister, JJ, and school babe-magnet, Tom - neither of whom are making their intentions totally clear - Jess is finding it really hard to know who to trust right now. And getting it wrong could prove to be a costly mistake...

Million Dollar Mates

Million Dollar Mates

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 08/07/2010

Jess Hall's dad is the new general manager at Porchester Park, and is moving Jess, her brother and pet cat into a staff apartment there. Jess is dreading the move, until she learns the apartments are strictly A-list only and soon to be populated by actors, musicians, models and millionaires... But fraternising with the stars isn't all it's cracked up to be, and soon Jess is wishing for a return to real-life - but can she admit to her friends that the gilded cage isn't quite as golden as she'd anticipated?

Mates, Dates Strictly Gorgeous

Mates, Dates Strictly Gorgeous

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2010

In MATES, DATES AND CHOCOLATE CHEATS, Izzie is desperately trying to lose weight but all she seems to be losing is her confidence. She stops appreciating the things in her life that are special - her supportive friends, her selection for a TV teen panel and the cute boy at the studio who seems to like her just the way she is. Then in MATES, DATES AND DIAMOND DESTINY, Nesta's life is thrown into upheaval when she gets involved in charity work for the wrong reasons (to meet boys). But just as she begins to genuinely want to help others, she meets William, who questions her motives. Izzie, Lucy and TJ are not convinced by the mutual hatred though, and think it's more like love. TJ is torn between charmer Ollie and old flame Luke in MATES, DATES SIZZLING SUMMERS, and events have conspired to make her look like a two-timer. But all of this seems unimportant when someone close is taken seriously ill. More than ever, TJ needs a clear head and the support of friends Lucy, Nesta and Izzie.

Mates, Dates, and Sleepover Secrets

Mates, Dates, and Sleepover Secrets

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Teen Queens and Has-Beens

Teen Queens and Has-Beens

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Expecting to Fly

Expecting to Fly

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2009

India Jane's under pressure from all corners It's decision time for India Jane: what subjects she needs to take, what career paths are open to her and what boy she wants as her boyfriend. On the one hand she feels that she's standing on the threshold of her future, with hopes and dreams to fly with. On the other hand, the harsh realities of life mean that her dreams and the boys in her life never go according to plan! The fourth book in the CINNAMON GIRL series.

Mates, Dates Guide to Life

Mates, Dates Guide to Life

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/04/2009

When Lucy, Nesta, Izzy and TJ get together, they come up with all sorts of solutions to life's little problems - and some of the bigger ones, too! Join them as they share their beauty and fashion tips, as well as much, much more.

Mates, Dates and Flirting Be Totally Irresistible - Every Girl's Guide!

Mates, Dates and Flirting Be Totally Irresistible - Every Girl's Guide!

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/06/2008

Lucy, Izzie, Nesta and TJ, stars of the 'Mates, Dates' series, are here to show you how to be totally irresistible. Prepare to find out what gets boys interested, how to make the most of yourself, how to send out the right signals, and how to read boys' body language.

Mates, Dates Perfectly Divine

Mates, Dates Perfectly Divine

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/05/2008

In MATES, DATES AND SLEEPOVER SECRETS, TJ is having a difficult year, feeling very alone. When Lucy befriends her, things start to look up, but will Nesta and Izzie accept her? Will they let her into the world of sleepovers, secrets, laughter and advice? Can they help TJ be herself and discover her real potential? Then in MATES, DATES AND SOLE SURVIVORS, it's Lucy who's feeling lonely without a boyfriend. On a spa weekend with Izzie, Lucy meets someone who seems just right. But after a while, she starts to feel smothered. Can someone love you too much? Maybe the life of a singleton isn't so bad after all! Izzie is restless and eager to be treated like an adult. When she makes some changes in MATES, DATES AND MAD MISTAKES, the new Izzie comes with new problems, including an older but wild boyfriend, her mother's opposition to the 'new Izzie' and an unfortunate night involving cocktails. In the process, Izzie learns a great deal about herself and what it means to be grown up - but not before she's upset just about everyone along the way.

Teen Queens

Teen Queens

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/04/2008

Lia has everything -- a glamorous home and family, good friends, great looks and brains -- and she has remained kind and unpretentious in spite of it. However, when she pulls the school heart throb in a game of Truth, Dare, Kiss or Promise, she alienates 'teen queen' Kaylie who was after Jonno for herself. Kaylie and her friends start a campaign of bullying against her -- the nasty, underhand kind where rumours are spread, threats sent, secrets exposed and confidence undermined. Soon Lia begins to question everything -- who she really is, why these girls have got it in for her and who her real friends are !

Mates, Dates and Mad Mistakes

Mates, Dates and Mad Mistakes

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/05/2007

Izzie's enjoying being on her own after dumping Ben. She changes her image and goes to different places and meets Liam. He's older and wilder and he pushes Izzie in the wrong direction. She loses her mates, she rows with her mum, but she's determined she's doing what she wants. Is she heading for disaster?

Mates, Dates and Sole Survivors

Mates, Dates and Sole Survivors

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2007

Lucy seems to be out on a limb. Everyone has a boyfriend, and since she's put Tony on the 'back burner' he's found someone else. Lucy learns that being a 'sole survivor' has more rewards than she thought.

This Way to Paradise

This Way to Paradise

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/06/2006

From the author behind the wildly popular Mates, Dates and Truth, Kiss, Dare or Promise books comes Cinnamon Girl, a.k.a. India Jane. A globetrotter since birth, all she wants is a real home; but instead, she's packed off to her aunt's New Age holiday centre in Greece for the summer. Torn between alternative lifestlyes, not to mention a mystery boy, will Cinnamon Girl discover where true happiness lies?

101 Short Cuts to Relaxation

101 Short Cuts to Relaxation

Author: Cathy Hopkins Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/04/1997

This volume suggests there are six approaches to relaxation: the physical, the mental, the emotional, the practical and the environmental, outside help and the spiritual or inspirational approach. The methods are all simple to perform, many are pleasurable, and all are applicable in everyday life. The methods should lead to a healthy body and relaxed state of mind. The value of a sensible diet, time management, allowing time and space for feelings and how to feel at ease in one's environment, are all explained. Alternative treatments are also recommended, such as Bach flower remedies, and various meditation techniques are also covered. Cathy Hopkins is the author of 69 Things To Do When You're Not Doing It , The Joy of Aromatherapy , Blooming Pregnant and Divorce for Beginners .

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