Terrific news from our London office: Kat Ellis‘s haunting, clever BLACKFIN SKY has sold to Firefly Press, an exciting new children’s publisher based in Wales. (Fun fact: Kat herself is Welsh, proper Welsh — she speaks the language and lives on the coast of North Wales.) I love this book; the characters crackle with life and the story is full of twists and turns, not to mention a spooky burned-out circus that reminds me of the late lamented Carnivàle. Llongyfarchiadau, Kat!
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Kat Ellis’s debut BLACKFIN SKY, a young adult thriller in which Skylar Rousseau drowns off Blackfin Pier on her sixteenth birthday and is mourned by her whole town, only to reappear at school three months later as if nothing had happened, to Penny Thomas at Firefly Press, for publication on its launch list in May 2014, by Molly Ker Hawn at the Bent Agency (UK/Commonwealth).