I’m absolutely thrilled to share the news that last week Letters From The Lighthouse won the Books Are My Bag Award for Best Middle Grade Book of 2017. This was my first ever shortlisting for a big national book award, and the competition was fierce, so I certainly wasn’t expecting to win! What’s so special about this award is the shortlists are curated by booksellers. The winners are then voted for by members of the public. So a huge THANK YOU to the booksellers who saw fit to give Letters a place on such a stellar shortlist, and for everyone who voted for it to win. I’m completely over the moon! Click here to see the proof… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kaZt7JgqOIQ
***SUPER-EXCITING NEWS! LETTERS FROM THE LIGHTHOUSE IS WATERSTONES CHILDREN’S BOOK OF THE MONTH FOR MAY***
I’m absolutely thrilled to share this news with you! It means that Letters From The Lighthouse has come out TWO WHOLE MONTHS earlier than planned. For May the book is for sale exclusively in all Waterstones UK-wide. From 1st June, you’ll find it in other book stores. Look out for a lighthouse window display near you!
***LATEST BOOK NEWS***
In Darkling Wood publishes in America today ( March 14th 2017) with Delacorte Press. I’m so excited that this is my first book to come out in the US because, if I absolutely HAD to choose a favourite of my published books so far it might just be this one). It’s had starred reviews from The School Library Journal and Booklist, and is an Amazon.com Best Book of the Month for 9-12s. GO DARKLING WOOD!!
Friday 10th March 2017
I’m finally allowed to share the beautiful cover for my next book ‘Letters From The Lighthouse’ a WW2 mystery due out on 6th July 2017 with Faber and Faber. Many thanks to the incredibly talented Julian De Narvaez and Emma Eldridge for making this possibly my favourite cover yet!
I’m Emma Carroll, author of books for ANYONE of ANY AGE – although you’ll probably find them in a book shop or library in the 9-12 section.
You’re most likely to find me hanging out in the Somerset Hills drinking tea and writing under the watchful eye of my Jack Russell terriers.
My books to date are:
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