Firefly Press are delighted to announce the acquisition of a moving and compelling YA romance by Josie Williams. Firefly acquired UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada and audio) to The Wanderer from Lorella Belli at the Lorella Belli Literary Agency Ltd.
The Wanderer is a heartrending love story that crosses between life and the after-life. For those who enjoy teenage romances and all things spooky, this YA novel about a ‘wanderer’ in love is a must read.
Josie Williams is the pseudonym of an international bestselling author, whose New Adult romances have sold over 860,000 copies in English, and whose first novel, the YA romance The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window, was an international bestseller translated into many languages.
‘Josie Williams has an amazing track record as an author and a large, loyal, international following. This, her first YA novel for several years, is unsentimental, passionate and immensely moving. It recalls films like Ghost and the ending – no spoilers – moved some of the Firefly team to tears. We’re very excited to be publishing it.’Rebecca Lloyd, Commissioning Editor at Firefly Press
‘The Wanderer is that rare novel that when I first read it made me smile, brought me to tears and also much spooky-loving joy. Think Romeo and Juliet meets City of Ghosts. This is Josie Williams’s second YA novel (the first was written under her own name) and is as original and heart-warming as her first.’Lorella Belli, Agent
‘I’m positively thrilled with this news, and am so excited to work with Rebecca and the Firefly Press team to bring this novel to life! I can’t wait for people to read about Maggie and Ryan’s unconventional teenage romance.’Josie Williams