I’m Catherine, a freelance publicist with over ten years of working in children’s publishing. I specialise in events organisation, PR campaign planning and author care – amongst other things.
Welcome to my website – feel free to take a look around and ask me any questions about what I can do to help you.
“Catherine Alport is so passionate and knowledgeable about the children’s books and authors she publicizes, I realised that I as soon as I met her when I took on the role of editor of the Guardian Children’s Books site back in 2014. She is full of creative editorial ideas and has the ability to make them work so we collaborated on a number of projects for the Guardian. Her book events are always great fun and flawless (now I’m involved in events in my new role as head of books promotion and prizes at BookTrust I can appreciate this all the more). I also worked closely with Catherine on the Laureate project as she was Chris Riddell’s publicist and found her a pleasure to deal with. She’s diplomatic, organised, solution focused and doesn’t give up on anything. Catherine also knows so much about the children’s book work and children’s reading as a whole, far beyond the books she promotes. So she’s always a great source of help and advice. I’d recommend Catherine for pretty much everything she thinks she can tackle.”
– Emily Drabble (Head of Children’s Books Promotions and Prizes, Booktrust)