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).

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About Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay is a Filipino author living in London. She was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing the dishes. She takes procrastination to new levels by blogging, drawing and making YouTube videos for fun. Her debut novel Tall Story was nominated for the Carnegie Medal and shortlisted for eleven children’s book prizes including the Blue Peter prize. It won the Crystal Kite Children’s Book Prize for Europe. Her latest book is called Shine. www.candygourlay.com

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