Monday, 16 July 2018

Book Deal for DHH Author Kate Mallinder

FIREFLY PRESS ACQUIRES DIVERSE, ‘UP LIT’ SUMMER YA FROM DEBUT AUTHOR


Firefly Press has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to Summer of no Regrets, a diverse, ‘up lit’ YA novel by debut author Kate Mallinder from Hannah Sheppard from DHH Literary Agency.

Summer of no Regrets is a feel-good contemporary novel about friendship which touches on the big issues faced daily by teenagers who are growing up and finding their own sense of independence. It will publish in paperback in May 2019.

After Hetal’s gran shares her life-long regret about not seeing her now terminally ill best friend for 50 years, friends Cam, Hetal, Nell and Sasha decide to have a summer of #NoRegrets. But living their summer regret-free isn’t as simple as it first seems and as their lives unravel it’s their friendship that gives them the strength to face up to the future.

Firefly Editor Rebecca Lloyd says: 'Summer of No Regrets is a perfect, heart warming read for teenage girls, with a mix of humour, sensitivity and real-life issues. Its socially and ethnically diverse group of girls have wonderfully authentic and supportive relationships – it is a life-enhancing celebration of friendship.’

Kate Mallinder says: ‘I’m thrilled that Summer of No Regrets is to be published by the award-winning team at Firefly. It is quite literally my daydream come true.’

See the announcement on The Bookseller here.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Book Deal for DHH author Amy Beashel


Great to see this announcement for Amy Beashel's deal at Oneworld's Rock the Boat in the Bookseller!

It's such a gorgeous and important book - I can't wait for readers to fall in love with Izzy. 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

What A Start To 2018...

Abi Elphinstone's SKY SONG is taking 2018 by storm...

Selected as Book of the Month by Waterstones it has also garnered stellar reviews from The Sunday Times and The Times where it was children's book of the week in both papers, and the Guardian. Pictures below.


The Times called Abi 'a worthy successor to C. S. Lewis' which is pretty pleasing.

The book has also prompted some stunning window displays at Waterstones branches around the country as well as independent book stores - a selection can be seen here:

https://twitter.com/SouthKenBooks/status/949208851022217216

https://twitter.com/WaterstonesYork/status/950660064586629120


https://twitter.com/AtkinsonPryce/status/950756662310301696


https://twitter.com/WaterstonesDrak/status/951145756530003968


Any teachers might be interested to know there's a full scheme of work for the book available here.





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