Yvonne Banham, Author

Penny Thomas, Publisher at award-winning children’s and YA publisher Firefly Press, has acquired world rights in debut MG novel The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie from Edinburgh-based author Yvonne Banham.

The dead have swirled around Delores Mackenzie ever since she can remember, keeping her company when living children refused. Now they want more, and Delores must seek the help of the mysterious Uncles in Edinburgh’s Old Town to try to control her gifts. But when a sinister apparition threatens the life of her new friends, has Delores learnt enough to save them?

A shapeshifting, ghost-filled, paranormal whydunnit with a grumpy gargoyle and a touch of Tartan Noire!

‘I’m thrilled that Delores has found a home with Firefly Press and excited to be working with the Firefly team!’

Yvonne Banham, Author

‘Yvonne has created an enthralling middle-grade adventure set in a vivid and very spooky world.
We’re sure readers will love The Dark and Dangerous Gifts of Delores Mackenzie as much as we do, and we are so delighted to be publishing it!’

Penny Thomas, Publisher

The novel is slated for publication in spring 2023.

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