You can use the form below to contact me and then keep an eye out for
my answer – but do check the FAQs page first to save my typing fingers!
Mistaken Miss Dakin wrote on 27 August 2007:
Thanks for the help, I'll start my (short, haha) chapters with a rough outline next time...
Also, I just bought Cat O'Nine Tails in Bristol (I was there on yachting holiday) along with the 'back magician' trilogy by trudi canavan (what do you think of them).
Can't wait to get started on Cat...
but I have forced myself to leave the best til last.
Emma wrote on 27 August 2007:
I love your Cat Royal books. I've been reading them all summer especially when I was on holiday travelling across Europe to pass the time away.I'm now on book 3, den of thieves.How did you first get the idea for Cat Royal and how do you create such a vivid images inside the readers head? When I'm told to write a story for English at school I can't get past the first sentance without getting stuck for ideas. By the way will Cat Royal ever fall in love, I know she thinks Syd loves her but will she fall in love herself.
alex wrote on 27 August 2007:
it seems that you did not get my other message and how did layah get chimeras curse if its not out yet
Amanda wrote on 26 August 2007:
Dear Miss Golding
I love your books and really looking forward to the Empty Quarter. Do you do any book signings in Scotland? Your one of my favourite authors. I would love to meet you.
Wind Flower wrote on 26 August 2007:
How long does it take you to write ur books
Grace wrote on 25 August 2007:
Hi, I really enjoy your boks ecspecial the companions quartet, and i just read Darcie Lock. Its really good anad i recomended it to my sister, and she enjoyed it alot too!
I was wondering though, because your books are very different ( I cant imagen cat riding a dragon or David working as a spy!) which did you enjoy writing most and which character is it easiest to write from the point of view of?
Also i am writing a book and i was inspired by quite a few things, some of which are different auters and books, did any books inspire you wen you were writing your books?
Thankyou very much! Please keep writing as i really enjoy reading your books.
Lucy wrote on 24 August 2007:
Ive just got Cat o nine tails and so far it is amazing, i love it!! well done! also i do like your little critics coments in the front of you books - i think its a nice little touch along with your glossery, character list and the way you set out the chapters as acts and scenes and even have maps too!!! Something has been betting at me though - you said the titles of the Cat books were conected in some way and i keep trying to work it out but cant so do you fancie giving another clue? lol. Thanks for being an awsome writer!!!!
Emma wrote on 24 August 2007:
I love the spoof critics you do. It's one of my favourite parts. but being older than your intended age range I don't know if my view will count. Keep them coming as they always make me smile and are the first part of the Cat books that I read.
Fiona =] wrote on 24 August 2007:
I lvoe the Cat Royal books, and am waiting until I can go into town to but Cat O' Nine Tails... The trepidation is killing me!
I am currently writing (or trying to) a novel for people my age (15). I wondered if you could give me any advice?
For example; Do I really need a plan? I started making one and got bored... I thought it would be just as good as long as I edited it at the end.
Also my chapters seem a little short... I have gone through what I've written and don't think there's anything to be added, and I'm not a fan of long-winded descriptions... or do you think that would be alright?
I've so far written a prologue and 1 and a half chapters (Im' getting there, haha)
Please reply, it would be an enormous help :)
Yours in admiration,
(p.s I really admire how you've taken out time to answer people, even for the most frequently asked questions (will cat marry syd? etc.) and find it inspiring, as I don't think many other writers or other famous people would do this)
Natalie wrote on 24 August 2007:
I was just wondering when the badge for the companions club will arrive. And is it free of charge? Thanks.
Mischa wrote on 23 August 2007:
Hi Julia did you get my previous post? Anyway, on the subject of the spoof critics at the beginning of the Cat books - I understood them perfectly well, and so did my friends who have read the series! It's obvious that they aren't real - just a creative little quirk for the books, and I find them quite amusing to muse over. Make sure you keep on including them in the books, Julia! Mischa xxx
Arnet wrote on 23 August 2007:
Ha, yes, my friend said the same thing when he saw the quote. Great stuff. I'm enjoying Cat's protofeminist outlook.
Ellie wrote on 23 August 2007:
sorry for writing again but i have finally got the book its great!!!! i love it so far i love how syd and cat have the fight on the ship poor syd.And just to try and change your mind about coming sooner its still a place for tatoos!!!! little black cats with green eyes
Arnet wrote on 22 August 2007:
Well, to make up for the missed opportunity and to avoid boredom on the way back from Edinburgh today I eschewed working or re-reading Woolf in favour of getting a copy of The Diamond of Drury Lane. I love it so far (halfway through), Cat is really fantastic. My little sisterâ€™s birthday is coming up; I think I will by her the series.
I hope you enjoyed the festival and had a more interesting trip home
layah (again) wrote on 22 August 2007:
hi julia, it lived up to more than what i expected it to be it was completly better than what i imagined the last sentence made my eyes widen it was really good to know that connie was not alone thanks again
Mischa wrote on 22 August 2007:
Hi Julia sorry I didn't manage to come to Edinburgh in the end! We were busy that day unfortunately..... : ( oh well there's plenty of other opportunities to meet you! Anyway, I think the Cat website is just about ready! It has a few friends already, but people from here might want to start up an account themselves and become a friend of the Cat Royal website! This is the address:
Please take a look at it when you have the time!
Bye, Mischa xxx
Becci wrote on 22 August 2007:
Hi julia it me again :)
I was just wondering wether cat will ever return to drury lane when it has been re-built ???? Also i have read ship between the world and i thought it was great . Do you think that there will be a sequal??
Ellie wrote on 22 August 2007:
i orded cot o nine tails over the internet but it still hasnt come ahhhh i might go crazy with the wait. it sounds so good!!!!! is there any chance that you could come to Australia????? hahaha. i havent read the book yet but from what ive heard Frank and Cat MUST get together!!!!!!
latoya wrote on 21 August 2007:
i love your books and as i want to be a author when im older you are a great INSPIRATION! i just hope i will be as good as you julia1 Just keep on writing the cat royal books and i will be happy as gold! :)
Lewis Price wrote on 21 August 2007:
:-D Me AGAIN! I just thought i'd tell you that i've gotten Ship Between the Worlds from the library! Im also going to start and write my own novel, but im nt sure what about...Anyway, i've gotten lots of books out about writing novels, making characters (minor and major) and all that jazz but i need to ask you a question. How do you actually get a book PUBLISHED?
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