With thanks to Books Council Wales’ funding, Firefly have created a new, part-time Assistant Editor role to expand the existing team. We’re delighted to announce that we’ve appointed Leonie Lock, who has been a bookseller specialising in children’s books for the last eight years, and has a passion for Children’s and Young Adults fiction. Alongside working for Firefly, she is finishing her degree in English and Drama at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

“I’m super excited and honoured to join the Firefly team, and I cannot wait to get stuck in and help publish more brilliant books!” Leonie commented on securing the post. “I’ve always been dedicated to promoting reading, and although disguised as a grown up, still love children’s books!”