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!
Sophie wrote on 20 August 2007:
I love all of your books. Especially the ones about Cat. I really can't wait to see what happens in the next one and it would be really cool if there was a fight between Syd and Billy over Cat. I thought the best book was 'Cat Among The Pigeons' I loved it when she hid at the school pretending to be a boy. How many books were you planning to write in the seiries? I never want it to end. Also the new book 'Cat O Nine Tails' was great!!!!! I got a signed copy from 'Waterstones in Truro'
Katriona wrote on 20 August 2007:
I need a tip on a story I am writing. When should I start the first draft? I have done factfiles for the two main characters and have finished the very basic storyline - I have written a few sentences for each chapter. Is it better to start writing now and just use ideas as they come or plan more thoroughly?
Your advice would be much appreciated.
Oh, and also, could you tell me more about the Fantasy novel Dragonfly which you are writing, out Spring 2008 please?
Amy (again!) wrote on 20 August 2007:
Hi Julia, i was wondering if Cat and Syd will ever get together?? Or if it will be Cat and Pedro or Cat and Frank? Me and my friends were having a debate about it and we were wondering if you could give any clues on which way the wind is blowing... Amy xxx
Amy wrote on 20 August 2007:
Hi Julia, the books you write are wonderful and I cant wait till i can get the 5th Cat Royal book, it sounds brilliant!!! do you think that the Cat Royal books will ever be made into films?? Amy xxx
Nathan wrote on 19 August 2007:
Hi, your books are great! Is there a sequel to Ship Between The Worlds coming out?
Natalie wrote on 19 August 2007:
I just got Cat o'nine tails yesterday. However, I've finished it. I would not reccomend staying up until 1/2 three in the morning to complete one of your AMAZING books unless you are on your summer holidays and know you don't have to get up until 12 noon the next day (or the same day actually). The book was amazingly gripping the phrase time flies when your having fun is true. The fast paced story held onto my mind forcing me to read more and more and the small funny quips made me giggle inconsolubly. The way you write just amazes me it gives you hints of 'who dunnit' and then makes you think that it couldn't possibly be them and then it is, or isn't it. And the romance element in the book, of course you want Cat to be with Syd but part of you wants her to be with Frank and a very small, tiny part wants her to be with Billy. I've also read the first three of the companions quartet and am searching franticly for the fourth in the series. I really can't think of two better series of books.
A devoted fan.
Rosie wrote on 19 August 2007:
Hi! I'm doing a report on my favourite authour for homework and i have chosen you and I was wondering if you could help me with some things.
1.Did you have to research much for your Cat Royal books? (Yes, five years at university followed by on-going work now!)
2.When did you write your first book?What was it called? (Secret of the Sirens was written first, though published second. The first draft was 2002)
3.who was your favourite author when you were a child? (Tricky - possibly CS lewis)
4. where do you live? (Oxford)
5.What do you enjoy about writing? (Creating characters)
layah wrote on 19 August 2007:
i have got the 4th book of the companions quaret i have read it 4 times in three days! it is sooooooooooooo good i have now got all four books if it wasnt for my sister i would never have seen secret of the sirens and bought it that is awsome also as is the gorgans gaze and mines of the miotaur they are fab thank you for the enjoyment of reading them again and again and many more times i will continue to read them for the rest om life they are amazing and i think that everyone should read them they are a very good quartet to read (i think thats what you call a four sequel book)
Milliex wrote on 19 August 2007:
i'm so sorry that i keep writing to you. but there's just one more thing i want to say. COME TO INVERNESS, SCOTLAND!!!! it would be excellent if you could come to the easgate centre, waterstones and do book signings. i know quite a few people who love your books and probably many more that i dont know. hope you had a good holiday. btw, how many books many books are you doing for the companions quartet?
Hi Julia! Its me again. I thought I'd tell you about my new story, Charms: The Earth Chapter. As you know its about 3 girls, Lizzie (Dizzy) Janie (Brainy) and just plain Maria. I hope you dont mind but the Companions Quartet gave me a lot of inspiration for my book so i added in some Mythical Creatures into the book. But none of them had the same names as yours like Eagle Child. Anyway, Charms is about these 3 girls and they are walking home from school when a man, his hat hiding his face, walks up to them and gives maria a plain necklace. it doesnt have anything on it, its just a chain. he then tells them that they have to find four charms, each one hidden and guarded by mythical creatures. he also gives them a book and an envelope sealed with a wax seal on the back and something stamped into it. Lizzie, Janie and Maria think its all a joke untill they read the letter and the book. thats when they have to try and find these charms. and the first 1 is earth. they search their nearest woods for clues and find themselves tangled up in much more than just branches.... Hope you like it. Please write me some feedback. Also, i need to ask you a question. you know in books when someone is speaking and then maybe someone interrupts them and there's like a long line like this - except longer? How do you do that. i asked my mum and dad but they didnt know. please write back. thnx.
Hi Julia!!! Its me again!!! I took Your advice and I'm now going 2 sign up. Thnx. Also. I've started writing my book. I've been planning it out for a few days but i've now done the first 5 pages. Its called Charms and the first 1 is called The Earth Chapter. Its about 3 girls, Lizzie (Dizzy) Janie (Brainy) and Maria. I wont bore u with the details. Ok. Luv all ur books.
Arnet wrote on 18 August 2007:
Hi Julia, I think I sat next to you on the train today - when I saw the manuscript with 'Julia Golding' on I knew I recognised the name, so just googled you and remembered that my friend had told me about one of your books recently. I look forward to checking it out for myself!
spanna wrote on 18 August 2007:
hi, how do you know which ideas you wish to write as a book because I get loads of ideas of stories but I loose interest really quickly,
meggie wrote on 18 August 2007:
did frank really exist. X
Stephanie wrote on 18 August 2007:
I've not wrote in quite a while because I've been on holiday :-) I think that the FAQs are a brill idea.
When you write, do you find it hard to keep your mind on the story you are writing? Like if you write Darcie Lock 2, will your mind be on Cat or Connie thinking of their next adventure?
callie rose wrote on 17 August 2007:
r u doing any signings, readings etc in Cardiff - i've looked on the events page and it doesn't say anything about cardiff. i no loads of peeps who would cum we all love the cat books especially. ta X
holli wrote on 17 August 2007:
is there a darcie lock website?? i think all ur books r AMAZING.
meggie wrote on 17 August 2007:
did any of the characters in the cat books really exist??
lozzer wrote on 17 August 2007:
it is a nickname my real name is lozzertarienanea- kidding it's laurence. when will the cat website b out and wat will it b called? thanx
ash wrote on 17 August 2007:
when is the final book for the Companions Quartet coming out for London? is it already out? IM A BIG FAN!
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