Share this author

Author's Website

www.cathymacphail.com/

Author's Blog

catherinemacphail.blogspot.co.uk/

Did you know

At lovereading4kids you can download and read an opening extract and an online review of books by Cathy Macphail and hundreds of other authors
Recommend this website to a friend
Children's Author 'Like-for-Like' recommendations

Cathy Macphail - Children's Author


Scottish author Cathy McPhail won the Kathleen Fidler Award with her novel Run Zan Run, the Scottish Arts Council Award with her second novel, Fighting Back, a Royal Mail award and the 2010 Explore Award for Roxy's Baby and the 2010 Stockport Award and Royal Mail Award for Grass. Cathy's work is enormously popular with young teenagers, her trademarks being pacy and topical storylines. Cathy lives in Greenock, Scotland.

Cathy wrote Run Zan Ran after her daughter Katie was bullied at school. Cathy now loves writing for children. Asked what she'd do if she wasn't a writer, she says: "If I wasn't paid to write, I'd still write books. What do I do in my spare time? I write. What is my hobby? Writing. I just love it. So, what would I be if I wasn't a writer? Bored stiff."

Cathy is the author of the heart-stopping and highly original crime thrillers Nemesis Boys. Reluctant readers in particular will be drawn to the whole package – the dramatic cover look, the short time frame in which all four thrillers are set, the short, pacy chapters, the cliff hangers and the dynamic, independent, resourceful boy hero.

Nemesis is the junior Bourne Identity so parents who are fans of Robert Ludlum’s writing will appreciate just how good and suitable the Nemesis quartet is for their late tween and teen offspring.

There are bookmarks and posters to download from Cathy's website - click on the link on the right hand side.


Featured Books, with extracts by Cathy Macphail


Secret of the Shadows
Secret of the Shadows
Cathy Macphail
Prize-winning Cathy MacPhail will send a chill through her readers in haunting novel of how a past evil effects the present. Tyler is thrilled to be spending time with her aunt tidying up the picturesque cottage they have inherited from...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2012
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Grass
Grass
Cathy Macphail
Winner of the Scottish Book Award 2010 (Older Readers category). Tension mounts and there is no escape in this gripping thriller about gang violence. Leo and his best friend Sean have been brought up knowing how to avoid danger from...
Featured in: 11+ readers | Book Awards | Reluctant Readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/08/2009
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Hide and Seek
Hide and Seek
Cathy Macphail
Interest age Teen Reading age 8+. Chilling from start to finish this is a brilliant, fast moving and spooky story. When new girl Destiny arrives at school she asks if it is really haunted… Everyone knows it isn’t but tricking...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Dyslexia-friendly | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 12/06/2009
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Nemesis 4: Ride Of Death
Nemesis 4: Ride Of Death
Cathy Macphail
This is the final thriller in the Nemesis quartet and certainly one not to be missed. A heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Ride of Death sees a...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/05/2008
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Nemesis 3: Sinister Intent
Nemesis 3: Sinister Intent
Cathy Macphail
The third in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Sinister Intent sees people going missing and each one of them is known by Ram;...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2007
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Nemesis 2: The Beast Within
Nemesis 2: The Beast Within
Cathy Macphail
The second in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : The Beast Within finds Ram cheating death not once but four times, but despite that...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/04/2007
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Worse Than Boys
Worse Than Boys
Cathy Macphail
Hannah loves being part of the Lip Gloss Girls. They operate as a gang – mostly challenging the Hell Cats and always standing up for each other. But, when Hannah’s accused of betraying the Lip Gloss Girls, she soon finds...
Featured in: 11+ readers | eBooks
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/02/2007
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy
Nemesis 1: Into The Shadows
Nemesis 1: Into The Shadows
Cathy Macphail
The first in the Nemesis quartet, a heart-stopping and highly original crime thriller series from the award-winning and highly acclaimed author Catherine McPhail. Nemesis : Into the Shadows introduces Ram, who has no memory of who he is, how he...
Featured in: 11+ readers | 14+ readers | Reluctant Readers
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/09/2006
Info   Extract   Wishlist   Compare Price   Buy

 Loading other books by Cathy Macphail...

 

close close
Share or Bookmark this page

Share this page on Facebook and Twitter.




Add this page to a social bookmarking site.

Tell a friend about this page on Lovereading4Kids.co.uk.

We respect your privacy. The names and e-mail addresses you enter are used only for sending this message. Please read our Privacy Policy.
Your Friend's Name
Your Friend's Email
Your Name
Your E-mail
Your Message
(max. 1024 characters)
  Send Email
Children's Author List LovereadingLovereading - Lovereading 4 Kids