CELEBRATIONS September 2022


As Autumn makes an entrance, allowing us to cosy up with our favourite new books, let's take some time to bask in the delights of this months celebrations! 

New Releases 

Rebecca Colby is celebrating the release of her newest early reader, Woolly Bully, illustrated by Tamás Mayer and published by Maverick. Woolly is a bully. He is big, bad, hairy and scary! But when another bully turns up, what will Woolly do?

Cover of Woolly Bully

Patrice Lawrence is lighting up our celebrations with some magic of her own as her middle-grade novel from Scholastic, The Elemental Detectives, is released.

The Elemental Detectives by Patrice Lawrence

Lucy Farfort is also sharing her good news this month after being a part of the amazing team of creatives included in the newest Faber Book of Bedtime Stories for 5-7 year olds, illustrated by Sarah McIntyre

Cover of The Faber Book of Bedtime Stories

Sarah Morrell was excited earlier this year as her debut middle-grade book, A Head Full of Magic, was released with Hashtag Press after capturing their imaginations with her pitch during their 2020 pitching event. (Sarah was a little shy, so we're shouting extra loud for her now!)

Sarah Morrell with A Head Full of Magic

Leisa Stewart-Sharpe is excited to announce her first fiction picture book, The Beastly Bunch, with illustrations by Pippa Curnick, has been published by Puffin.

Leisa Stewart-Sharpe with The Beastly Bunch

Coming Soon 

Keep tuning in here for all the upcoming news of book deals, new releases and exciting new opportunities!


Have you got a new agent? Don't be shy. Let us know so we can celebrate with you too!


SCBWI member Barbara Henderson was stunned to win two Young Quills Awards at the ceremony in London, organised by the Historical Association. Barbara won her category in 2021 with The Siege of Caerlaverock, and repeated her success in 2022 with The Chessmen Thief. Her study now looks a whole lot classier!

Barbara Henderson with her winning books

Have you won or been nominated for an award? Don't be shy, we want to celebrate with you!

Good News   

*All images courtesy of authors mentioned above. 

Have you got good news to share? New book? New agent? Award nominee or winner? Are you a new member? Say hi and let us know. Why not send an email over with your good news to celebrations@britishscbwi.org, together with a picture and any links so we can celebrate too! 

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