51: A character named after you in Eve Ainsworth’s novel

Eve AinsworthITEM: A character named after you in Eve Ainsworth’s book, to be published in 2016

DETAILS: Eve Ainsworth’s first novel, a contemporary dual narrative novel focused on bullying is due out with Scholastic in early 2015. A second contemporary novel will be published in 2016. Eve will name a character in this second novel after the winning bidder.

BIO: Eve works in a large secondary school, supporting teenagers with their emotional and behavioural issues, whilst also concentrating on her writing. Eve has had competition success with her short stories, most recently in Prima and Writer’s Forum. A short story has also been published in The Weekly News. Her previous Young Adult novel, The Art of Kissing Frogs, was shortlisted for the Greenhouse Funny Prize (June 2012).

About Candy Gourlay

Growing up in the Philippines, Candy Gourlay wondered why all the books she'd ever loved didn't resemble her steamy, tropical home in Manila. As a result, it took her years to fulfil her dream of becoming an author – and years to learn that Filipino stories, too, belong in the pages of books. Her latest novel is BONE TALK, set in 1899 and told from the point of view of a boy from a headhunting village during the US invasion of the Philippines. She has just published her first picture book, IS IT A MERMAID – about a dugong who thinks she's a mermaid. Candy's other novels, TALL STORY and SHINE, have been listed for many prizes in the United Kingdom such as the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Book Prize. Both novels won the Crystal Kite Prize for Europe and Tall Story was awarded the National Children's Book Award in the Philippines.

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