I’m so excited to be able to exclusively reveal the cover of T. C. Shelley‘s debut children’s novel, The Monster Who Wasn’t (which has been brilliantly illustrated by Claire Powell) which will be published on 8th August 2019 by Bloomsbury Children’s.
I’m also super happy because the very lovely people at Bloomsbury have given me five proof copies of The Monster Who Wasn’t to give away so you can be one of its very first readers!
Find out more below!
The Monster Who Wasn’t – T. C. Shelley
(Illustrated by Claire Powell)
A brilliantly rich and strange fantasy adventure that will make us all believe in monsters – be they good, bad or somewhere in between.
It is a well-known fact that fairies are born from a baby’s first laugh. What is not as well documented is how monsters come into being …
This is the story of a creature who is both strange and unique. When he hatches down in the vast underground lair where monsters dwell, he looks just like a human boy – much to the disgust of everyone watching. Even the grumpy gargoyles who adopt him and nickname him ‘Imp’ only want him to steal chocolate for them from the nearby shops. He’s a child with feet in both worlds, and he doesn’t know where he fits.
But little does Imp realise that Thunderguts, king of the ogres, has a great and dangerous destiny in mind for him, and he’ll stop at nothing to see it come to pass…
The first book in a deeply magical fantasy adventure trilogy for 9+ readers.
Perfect for fans of The House with Chicken Legs, The Spiderwick Chronicles and The Uncommoners.
T. C. Shelley
T.C. Shelley studied Creative Writing and Literature at university. She has been teaching English for over twenty years and her first school was classified as the most remote in Australia. She loves an audience and long before she took up teaching was writing and performing her poetry and short stories. She began writing novels to entertain her daughter, who wisely suggested that she try to get them published. Shelley lives with her husband, her daughter and two dogs in Perth, Western Australia.
The Monster Who Wasn’t is her first novel.
You can find out more about T. C. by following her on Twitter: @TCShelley1.
Claire is now an illustrator, writer and designer who lives and works in London. Her clients include: Bloomsbury, Simon and Schuster, Hodder, Little Tiger, Harper Collins, Apple, Vital Arts, BBC, UKTV, Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation.
Biggest thanks to Emily Marples and all at Bloomsbury for giving me the wonderful opportunity to reveal this gorgeously magical cover and for providing proof copies for the giveaway!
I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!
The very lovely people at Bloomsbury have kindly given me five proof copies of The Monster Who Wasn’t to give away!
If you’d like to be in with a chance of being one of the first readers to read The Monster Who Wasn’t, simply retweet (RT) this tweet!
Proof copies will be sent to winners when available from Bloomsbury, as soon as possible.