Penny Thomas, Publisher at award-winning children’s and YA publisher Firefly Press, has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in debut MG novel Michael the Amazing Mind-reading Sausage Dog by Terrie Chilvers, from Alice Williams at Alice Williams Literary.
Michael’s dream is to go from being an unknown pup to a Hollywoof sensation and global superstar. But becoming famous is no walkies in the park…
Thomas said: ‘We’re delighted to secure this hilarious story. Terrie has created a real star turn in Michael and we can’t wait to bring his adventures to his fans.’
‘The whole Firefly team fell in love with Michael’s charisma and charm,’ said editor Leonie Lock. ‘And I hope he inspires a new generation to aim high.’
Terrie Chilvers said: ‘I’m really excited to be working with Firefly and can’t wait for readers to get their paws on Michael’s story. I knew Firefly were the right publisher for me when Penny’s dog kicked off our first Zoom call with some vigorous digging and snuffling off camera. Firefly have some amazing authors and illustrators on their books and I’m proud to be joining the ranks.’
The book is slated for publication in spring 2023.
Follow our courageous hero monster spotter Edwin Spook as he travels across the globe to save his monster friends from certain doom, stop the dastardly Monster Catcher and discover the secret recipe of Monster Soup.
To celebrate the release of Monster Spotter’s Handbook we are launching a fantastic drawing competition. Draw and colour in one of these fun monster characters for the chance to win a fabulous prize!
The slimy bogsplotter
The sparkling star statue
The frost-bitten frozen yomp
The giant oober beast
A signed and dedicated copy of The Monster Spotter’s Handbook and a limited edition badge.
Four winners will be drawn after entries close at 17:00 on July 31st 2021.
The competition is organised and run by Matt Cherry and Firefly Press Ltd (the Organisers).
The competition is open to residents of the United Kingdom aged 12 or under, except employees of the Organisers and their close relatives and anyone otherwise connected with the organisation of the competition or winner selection.
There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition.
By entering this competition, you agree to these Terms & Conditions.
Entries must be sent via the submissions forms found on the Competition Details page of this website. Submissions via Twitter or any other avenue will not be considered.
Only one entry will be accepted per person. Multiple entries from the same person will be disqualified.
No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
The prize draws will be held as follows:
All correct entries received between 09:00 on June 24th 2021 and 17:00 on July 31st 2021 will be entered into a prize draw on August 2nd. After 17:00 on July 31st 2021, no further entries will be permitted.
If any winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the Organisers reserve the right to withdraw the prize and pick a replacement winner.
The Organisers will arrange the prize delivery date and location with the winner/s.
The Organisers reserve the right to take photographs at the prize-giving. By entering this competition you agree to grant the Organisers royalty free and perpetual rights to display the prize-winning drawings online and on social media.
By participating in the promotion, you grant the organisers the right to announce your name publicly on the website and other media channels.
Prizes are detailed on this website. The organisers reserve the right to replace the prizes with alternatives if circumstances beyond their control make it necessary.
Competition deadlines may be changed by the Organisers at their discretion and will be communicated on this website.
The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by English and Welsh law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.