The Dusk of Hope is the stunning conclusion to the Elementia Chronicles: an unofficial Minecraft-fan adventure series, inspired by the bestselling game. In the thrilling final installment, Stan, Kat, Charlie and their friends take on their most powerful foe yet.
The bestselling favourite Lindsey Kelk, provides a glimpse of what’s to come in her next novel We Were on A Break, which will be publishing in October 2016. In the meantime, visit Lindsey’s official author website for more news from Lindsey herself. Her latest book A Girl’s Best Friend is available now!
‘My first children’s book, The Parent Agency, was inspired when my son Ezra, then 8, asked me why Harry Potter didn’t run away from the Dursleys and go and find some better parents. My second book was also inspired by Ezra – I may just have to start paying him royalties – but not by anything he said this time.’
‘Fire Damage, the first in a series of thrillers featuring twenty-nine year old psychologist, Dr Jessie Flynn, is first and foremost a story about families: love and hate, kindness and cruelty, and the destructive nature of some relationships.’
‘It’s strange to think that when the new book comes out in January, it’ll be Logan’s tenth outing. Ten whole novels (plus a handful of short stories, a novella, and what I insist on calling a short novel) with the one character. When I wrote Cold Granite, just over a decade ago, I didn’t even consider that there would be a second book in the series, never mind another nine of them. Nope, it was just going to be a bit of fun, and to hell with the consequences.’
‘My aim in writing Missing, Presumed was to write the book I most wanted to read – a book with all the focus on character and relationships of a literary novel, but propelled forward with the page-turning motor of a thriller. (Two of my pet hates: literary novels where nothing at all happens, or things happen very sloowwwwwwwwly; and conversely hard-boiled thrillers hip-deep in blood and sadism: I am too squeamish.)’
In January 2016 we publish The Portable Veblen, a riotously funny and deeply insightful adventure through capitalism, the medical industry, family, love, war and wedding-planning. The book’s author Elizabeth McKenzie is an electrically entertaining new voice. Today we sat down and asked her a few probing questions…
HarperCollins today sees eight of our authors and illustrators nominated for the highly prestigious CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway 2016 Medals – the oldest award and accolade in Children’s literature. The Carnegie Medal is awarded by children’s librarians across the UK for an outstanding book for young children and young people; the Kate Greenaway medal is awarded to an outstanding illustrator. Previous winners include: Terry Pratchett, Patrick Ness and Sharon Creech.