We Are Curious Cat Books
meet the talented CCB team
Peter Kay - Travel Memoir
"I am, a writer, poet, runner, gardener and long distance walker. I have written non-fictional books, stories of journey’s undertaken, short stories, children’s books and poetry.
My latest book about a 625 mile pilgrimage journey through Spain will be published on the 18th April 2020."
Carol Mace - Pre-School
Carol Mace is a talented pre-school author working in education from Bradford, West Yorkshire.
Her debut book, The Terrific Trip of Douglas Drip, was inspired when Carol noticed a need for weather-related pre-school stories during class.
Carol's amazing illustrator is Beth Yates, also of West Yorkshire.
Alanna Betambeau - Pre-School
"I love writing picture books and chapter books."
Alanna is a talented indie author from Bournemouth, UK. Previously, Alanna self-published a children’s chapter book called MOUSE and The Mystery Box (age 5/10). Her Curious Cat Books debut, Brother Butterfly is due for release April 25th 2020.
Alanna's wonderful illustrator is Philippa Burnard.
David Hardcastle - Middle Grade
David Hardcastle is a retired police officer from Bradford, UK. He is the creator and co-author of Bluetooth & the World Wide Web, a funny insect-themed middle-grade story for children.
David completed his first WHSmith book tour with his daughter Rachael Hardcastle (of Curious Cat Books) in 2019 and is a #1 Amazon bestselling author.
E. Rachael Hardcastle - Various
Rachael has been writing for over 10 years—first published at the age of 18— and is the author of five successful novels and co-author to her first children's book, Bluetooth & the World Wide Web. Her other titles include Finding Pandora: The Complete Collection (2018), Noah Finn & the Art of Suicide (2018) and Aeon Infinitum: Run For Your Life (2018).
Rachael believes through writing we face our darkest fears, explore infinite new worlds and realise our true purpose.
John Brookes - Middle-Grade
John Brookes is a Christian author from Bradford, UK, with a kind an inspiring writing voice.
Henry will be released on May 1st 2020 and is John's debut short story with Curious Cat Books, suitable for children aged 5-10 years old.
John's illustrator Natalie Stead is also a Bradford-based author. Both John and Natalie are heavily involved in charity work, which is where they met, teaming up to create 'Henry'.