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Joining Usborne!

17-07-2017-03-34-18Today The Bookseller announced this!

I am over the moon my MG novel THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS will be published by Usborne in April 2018 (and an American, German, & Italian publisher too!)

Inspired by the Russian folklore character Baba Yaga, the story is about a girl on a journey to find her own destiny.

I am thrilled to be working with Rebecca Hill, Fiction Director, and the talented team at Usborne who are so passionate about bringing THE HOUSE WITH CHICKEN LEGS to life. Joining Usborne’s list of beautiful and brilliant books is an absolute dream come true.

Massive thanks go to my agent / fairy godmother Gemma Cooper who took me on last year and made all of this happen.

I can’t wait to share this book with the world!

It’s not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves…

Twelve-year-old Marinka dreams of a normal life, where her house stays in one place long enough for her to make friends. But her house has chicken legs and moves on without warning. The only people Marinka meets are dead, and they disappear when her grandmother, Baba Yaga, guides them through The Gate. Marinka wants to change her destiny, but her house has other ideas…