• E. Rachael Hardcastle

The Monthly Meow (June 2021) CCB Edition

We're a little late this month posting our amazing authors' updates for this quarter, (but that's because we have a super exciting announcement to make!).


Douglas Drip hits the top 100!

Wow! Congrats Carol Martin for getting Douglas Drip into the top 200 for teaching aids in geography! This is an awesome achievement at #78 - the top 100!!


CCB Signs children's author Kate Ainsworth

Curious Cat Books would like to welcome children's pre-school author Kate Ainsworth to the team, and looks forward to working on her debut release in 2021-2022!

Kate Ainsworth is an author and illustrator of the upcoming children’s picture book The Fabulous Mr Frank. She has a passion for capturing children’s attention through fun and playful stories.

She was born on the south coast of England and lives in a small coastal village in the New Forest with her husband, two young children & French bulldog.

Alongside writing & parenting, Kate is a marketer and communicator in Finance, something she’s been doing for over 20 years. When not enjoying all of the above, she can be found trekking through the New Forest or braving a swim in the bracing British sea.


The CCB and ERH website merger

You may have noticed some recent changes to the ERH and CCB platforms when it comes to the company and author websites. You may also have noticed you're receiving e-mails from E. Rachael Hardcastle's platform, but you're not sure why (because you subscribed to the CCB platform!). Here's what's going on...

Rachael is pleased to announce the merge of these websites, and so the two are now one and the same. CCB has always been part of the ERH brand, and as Rachael runs the company alone, merging the platforms has allowed for a smoother, continued service since Covid-19.

At this time, the CCB social media (FB and IN @curiouscatbooks) will remain in place and separate to ERH (@erachaelhardcastle). We understand if you wish to unsubscribe from these updates, which you are welcome to do easily by clicking the link at the bottom of this e-mail. We hope, though, that since you subscribed to the Curious Cat Books fan club/e-mail list, that you'll still be interested in hearing from us occasionally.

We would like to thank those who have stuck with us through the pandemic - we appreciate all of you!

Check out the CCB side of things, including a list of our current and upcoming authors, here: https://www.curiouscatbooks.co.uk/curiouscatbooks


Waterstones, 2021!

CCB is thrilled to confirm that the Waterstones, Bradford company launch will be going ahead this year on October 16th 2021, between 6-9pm. After a 2-year delay, we are so glad to be working alongside Waterstones again as planned, to celebrate the wonderful work of all our authors and their amazing titles (both released and due to be!).

The launch will feature a selection of UK-based authors and invites local businesses and the media to celebrate new writing talent—signed books, interviews, photo opportunities and refreshments will be available.

Invitations are already in the mail (both physically and digitally where necessary) to those on our guest list. We kindly ask that if you've received an invitation, that you RSVP at your earliest convenience - this will help us to plan the event based on numbers. If you haven't yet heard from us with yours and would like to attend, please get in touch with Rachael through this website's contact form and let her know. It's a fantastic opportunity for businesses, schools, media and more to meet one another in a positive, welcoming space to celebrate our small, independent publishing house and its dedicated authors.

We are also planning to entertain our younger readers during the day on the 16th October. A few of our pre-school and middle-grade authors will be appearing to lead activities, readings and signings. We'll let you know more as soon as we have the official line-up!

CCB would like to thank you all for your support and hope to see you on the evening in this stunning, historic location. If you have any questions about the event, please feel welcome to get in touch at any time.


Thank you for joining us this month. Be sure to check back soon for further updates. In the meantime, why not follow us on social media?



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