Happy New Year
A new year and a new decade have begun and it's a great time to start thinking about new projects and goals for January and beyond. But before that, we wanted to take the time to recognise what a fantastic year 2019 was for us and thank the people that made it great.
In January, our director Melissa was shortlisted for the London Book Fair Trailblazer Award, which recognises the achievements of publishing professionals under thirty.
As if that wasn't enough excitement to kick off the year, we also signed the brilliant Poppy Kamel Sall and Jen Elvy with their picture book about the life of Sophia Duleep Singh the oft forgotten suffragette.
In April, we added another new face to our list of authors and welcomed the very talented Sally Doherty to the March Hamilton family with her MG novel Toby and The Silver Blood Witches.
In the summer, we opened our submissions again and received some amazing stories from a diverse range of authors. Though we can't publish all of them it was heartening to see the amazing stories being written for young people.
November was a busy month for us as we signed debut author Louise Davies and illustrator Colin Mackenzie with their book about the impact of pollution on the world we live in.
You will also have seen us shouting about Fruit Forbidden, Ellen-Arwen Tristram's debut YA novel and the first book published by March Hamilton since our re-launch in 2018. Readers are already calling the novel 'gripping', 'stunning', 'powerfull' and 'extraordinary' and we are happy to see this vital piece of reading addressing perceptions around mental health and eating disorders - which impact such a vast number of young people.