Children’s TV presenter Katie Thistleton is writing a book aimed at 10-16 year olds, exploring the sometimes challenging issues everyone faces as part of growing up.

The book will feature a series of questions put to her by kids and teens with actual issues. That’s where you come in!

If you have a problem you’d like advice on, email katie@dearkatie.co.uk by the 1st of March 2017 for a chance to have your concern answered and included in Katie’s book.

No subject is off limits – whether it’s falling out with a friend, a disagreement with your family, trouble at school, worries about your sexuality or concerns about mental or physical health.

Please give as much detail as you can – but don’t fear, all questions printed in the book will have names and details changed to provide anonymity.


Terms & Conditions: By submitting a problem you are giving your permission to have your question in a book to be published or licensed by Orion Children’s Books in all forms and any format (e.g. printed form, e-book, audio) anywhere in the world. Please ensure you have the consent of your parent or guardian to submit your details and a problem. If you are under 13 also please provide your parent or guardian’s email address. We may ask for further contact details if your problem is chosen for publication. We will take appropriate measures to ensure that personal data sent to us is protected, stored securely and destroyed. We will not use your contact details for marketing purposes, nor will we share them with any external parties unless we are required to do so to comply with the law.

All questions will be published anonymously and may be edited for length, content, to preserve anonymity or for translated editions of the book. Questions may be utilised as part of promotional activities for the book. We are not under any obligation to publish your submission and Katie will not be able to respond to all questions. No payment will be made for use of your entry. We will notify you by email by 31 December 2016 if your problem is chosen for publication.

If possible, ask a parent, guardian or teacher for support as well. If you need more immediate help or are in any danger, please contact the police or use a resource such as the following:

CHILDLINE Private and confidential service for children and young people up to the age of 19.
24 hours a day | Call: 0800 1111.
Online chat: https://www.childline.org.uk/Talk/Chat/Pages/OnlineChat.aspx
www.childline.org.uk

MIND Lines are open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)
Call: 0300 123 3393 | Text: 86463 | www.mind.org.uk

SAMARITANS Offering emotional support 24 hours a day
Call: 116 123 | www.samaritans.org

SANE LINE Offering specialist mental health emotional support 6-11pm every day
Call: 0300 304 7000 | www.sane.org.uk