277: A character named after you in S.C. Ransom’s new novel, out in 2014

S. C. RansomITEM: A character named after you in a novel out in 2014 by S.C. Ransom, author of the Small Blue Thing.

BIO: Sue Ransom, the author of Small Blue Thing, Perfectly Reflected, and Scattering Like Light, is a senior headhunter, but on the way to work and in the evenings she’s a writer: she wrote Small Blue Thing, her debut novel, as a birthday present for her daughter, and she composed it mostly on her BlackBerry. Serendipity led her to Nosy Crow, and she’s since completed the trilogy. She’s now busy finishing off her next project. She lives with her husband and two teenage children in Surrey.

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.


  1. Maya

    Really good idea. I like Sue Ransom like she’s the best author I’ve ever seen.
    I love Small Blue Thing and its characters and I’m hoping to read more from her.


  2. Ooh I’d love this to be me!!! £20

  3. Actually plan to give this to a friend if I win – hope that’s okay!

  4. Lizzie Wakefield

    brilliant idea! I bid £30

  5. Thamiena

    I’d really love to be in aunt Sue’s new book because I think it’s a wonderful idea of bring in the reads itself into the story, it creates a broader imagination.
    I really loved the trilogy of small blue thing, it made me open into this whole new world, the world of dirges, love, loss and memory!
    Hope all goes well 🙂

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