467: Your pet’s name in Sunday Times bestselling author Megan Rix’s new book

Megan RixITEM: Have you pet’s name (or someone else pet’s name or even your own name) in Megan Rix’s next book ‘A Soldier’s Friend’ set during WW1.

DETAILS: Author Megan Rix is known for writing children’s stories about animals. Her next book, coming out in May 2014, has many animal stars in it – and your pet could be one of them if you bid to have their name in the book (or you could have your own name or the name of any pet that’s special to you). The winner will also receive an early signed copy.

BIO: Megan Rix was born in London and lived in America, Singapore and New Zealand before marrying and moving to the East of England. When not writing she can be found walking by the river with her dogs, Traffy and Bella, who are usually in the river.

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. Thanks Keren – off to Folkstone Lit Fest today to spread the word. Hope you have a good day 🙂

  2. Viv Hampshire

    £16 from me

  3. Thanks We Sat Down – great book blog 🙂

  4. Gillian Stern

    £50 – for my sister and her family, who adore their dog Rosie..

  5. Smudge the cat

    Hope you enjoy writing your book, I was watching you at the book festival;)

  6. Thanks Gillian – Rosie would fit in very nicely, I think 🙂

  7. Dear Smudge the Cat, Thanks for coming along to Folkestone book festival today. I hope you liked the pictures of cats in the presentation and didn’t find the chairs too uncomfortable. Lots of children went home with paw prints on their hands 🙂

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