Catherine Alport - Freelance Publicist

Hi there,


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)

Such a great start to the day - here’s ⁦@emdanforth⁩ being interviewed earlier about The Miseducation of Cameron Post by ⁦@HeyRowanEllis⁩ ⁦⁦- podcast available soon with ⁦@thepooluk⁩

Back to school? 😬Just shout if you want a copy of our schools’ pack for a bit of new term cheerfulness (the Waiting For Callback series - happy, funny books esp. suited to years 6 to 9) @sls_UK @_Reading_Rocks_ @FCBGNews #freeschoolresources #librarians #teachers #funnybooks


Thank you to the lovely Rhiannon from ⁦@WaterstonesKR⁩ for letting ⁦⁦@emdanforth⁩ pop in and sign all these glorious copies of The Miseducation of Cameron Post yesterday!

⁦@emdanforth⁩ is taking a mini break from writing her new novel to visit us in the UK to celebrate the film release of The Miseducation of Cameron Post! Such a great week of events ahead - first stop ⁦@HSKWaterstones⁩ to meet Emily 2! ⁦@PenguinUKBooks⁩

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