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!
Filippa wrote on 20 February 2013:
I just finished reading Secret of the Sirens and then logged onto your companionsclub website. In the book it stood that you could get a badge, is it too late for that??
Fraid so. The book came out in 2006 but I suppose the books still have that page in them as they were printed a few years back. Many apologies. I have some stickers if you want to send me a stamped addressed envelope via my publishers. What creature did the site link you to?
Ellie wrote on 19 February 2013:
I was just wondering, will there be another Darcie Lock book? And if so roughly when will it come out? Thanks, Ellie
Not at the moment as I would have to self-publish and I'm busy with contracted books at the moment. Sorry about the wait : (
Have you tried my Joss Stirling books? They are teen thrillers too.
Danielle wrote on 18 February 2013:
Hi, I know that you are having a hard time with publishing the 7th Cat Royal book... Maybe you could self-publish it online??? Or if you have written some already, just post it online to satisfy your readers??? I know these are probably suggestions that you've received a million times before... Hope you have more luck with the publishers, any ideas why they don't seem interested????
Love from Danielle xx
The old editor left and I haven't yet met the new team so I'm not sure - all I know is that they aren't interested at the moment. They still have the rights but I'll have a think about what I can do.
Alice wrote on 18 February 2013:
A few questions: how do you self-publish books? Could you do that for another Cat book? If you do, I promise you'll get several buyers (me, my friends, and everyone on this site who seems to want another one) and a LOT of appreciation ;) thanks
See my response to Jessie.
Jessie-Lea-Jac wrote on 18 February 2013:
Hi I LOVE the cat royal books and have read them millions of times!!!xx I just wondered if you could publish them as ebooks your self as I know an author who has done this!!!xxx sorry if his was a stupid question but I couldn't see it in the FAQs!! Thanks for writing all your books your an amazing author!!!xxxxxxxxxx<3 I hope you will find a way to punish morexxxxxxxxxxx!
Thanks Jessie. For me it is a balance of my other writing projects and my time. My publisher seems to have gone off the boil on this series but still officially holds the rights to the last books. I have to sort all this out.
Sky wrote on 17 February 2013:
Hello! I was wondering how long the decision will take to carry on or finish the cat series because the Darcie problem seems to be solved. Sorry to bother you. Sky
Sorry, no. My relationship with that publisher is in the doldrums at the moment. More vibrant over at OUP with whom I am doing Young Knights trilogy and writing books as Joss Stirling.
Addy wrote on 17 February 2013:
Hi! i know that you are having a hard time with the cat books but do you think you could try to write another one? me and my friend LOVE the cat books and i really want to see what happens to cat, rabbie, syd and bridget. Please please write another one :)
Would love to but no publisher interest at the moment. I need that to make it worth my writing time (pesky bills to pay).
Elizabeth wrote on 17 February 2013:
I'm a really big fan of he cat royal seris and I know your having problems publishing the 7 one I just wondered how long it would be? Months, a year, 5 years?
No change there. They seem to have lost interest : ( The original editor moved and the new one hasn't been in touch.
Colleen wrote on 16 February 2013:
Hi, I was just wondering are you friends with the cover girl of the Cat Royal books?:)Ps I LOVE your books!
I've not met her.
laylatia wrote on 16 February 2013:
hi, i just want to ask how old is billy shepard, from cat royal?
About the same age as Syd.
Rose wrote on 15 February 2013:
Hello Julia, I just wanted to ask you if The Middle Passage is meant to be straight after Cats Cradle or is it after a couple of years? Thank you xx
Comes just before.
Gitte Kjaer wrote on 13 February 2013:
Hello Mrs. Golding
I have a request for you.
My niece is a very big fan of yours and as she is a candidate for confirmation in April this year I would very much like to surprise her with a personal greeting from her favorite author.
Is it possible to buy one of your book and to get you to write in it? Her name is Amalie and I can transfer the amount to you.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
The best way to do this is to send me a bookplate or me to sign with a stamped addressed envelope. You can send it via my UK publisher (OUP is the easiest). That way we aren't sending heavy books from here to Denmark.
Hope that's OK.
rhiannon parker-nicholls wrote on 11 February 2013:
Dear dr golding
On cats polls what do you mean who next to sit in cats chair as i dont want to vote not knowing what i am voting!
Also what is the favourite book you have written?
Rhiannon parker-nicholls xxxxx
The next to answer your questions.
No favs really but I did enjoy writing Dragonfly the most.
Patrick wrote on 11 February 2013:
hi, I love your books and know, you are far to busy to bother, with someone like me. but if you could find the time, would you be willing to read the frist couple of page, of my book? just to see, if it is worth your time. I have self published it on barnesandnoble.com, but I have no idea, how to get it out there. I sent it to serveral publishers, they sent it back unopened.
A New Eternity by Patrick Angelo (pen name)
Aw - you make me feel bad! Of course you matter. The only problem I have is if I say yes to one then the floodgates open. You'll find most authors are the same. When you tried sending it in to a publisher, did you follow their submission rules? In the UK there is a book called The Writer and Artists Year Book that tells you what is wanted. Have a look at the equivalent in the place you live (I'm guessing the US). Editors are the professionals in this area. I am happy however to answer questions about the craft of writing if you have an issue you are not sure about. Good luck with the writing!
Imi and Angie wrote on 11 February 2013:
Please visit St Judes C.E. Primary School (Herne Hill) some time from now to August as we really LOVE your books and it is our last school year and every body LOVES you (as in your their hero)specifically me and Imi. We are eager to meet you and we would love it if you could help us write a book. A book half as good as yours would be a miracle.
Hope to see you soon, Angelina and Imogen.
Why not ask a teacher to invite me?
Your BIGGEST Fan wrote on 11 February 2013:
Will you write another Universal companions book after Water Thief? I really love your companion books!
I hope to when I've time. Busy with Young Knights at the moment which should please Companions fans.
CatFan wrote on 10 February 2013:
Hello, I was wondering if there were going to be any more Cat Royal books?
See FAQs. J
Lulu wrote on 09 February 2013:
I was wondering if you are going to write a sequel to Deadlock I love the books soo much and I am desperate to know what happens to Darcie...?????x
Hi Lulu See recent response to this question.
Caitlin Mccabe wrote on 09 February 2013:
Is there going to be another Darcie Lock book after deadlock i love them soo much
I'd love to write the last one but I've no publisher for it so would have to do it in the down time from other things.
Alisa wrote on 07 February 2013:
Is Young Knights coming out in April for Canadian readers as well?
You should be able to get hold of the UK version as usual. Let me know if there's a problem.
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