Catherine Austen books for young people

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"Her writing cuts straight to the heart."

(The Globe and Mail).

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Drop me a line

While I hope you enjoy my books, I really don't want you phoning or dropping by my house to say so. The best way to reach me is by email at

I have had wonderful letters from all sorts of readers - children and adults, students and teachers, friends and strangers - and it is always a pleasure to read them. From a quick line to say My Cat Isis made a child smile, to a deeply personal description of how Walking Backward helped a family deal with grief, every letter I've received has touched my heart. (Except for one from a nutbar who read All Good Children in class and suggested I kill myself. I use that letter as a slide in my school presentations, and it always gets a laugh.) 

Don't be shy. Drop me a line.

If you are interested in a school or library visit or a writing workshop, have a look at my School Visits page.

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