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Three book deal with Hachette Australia!

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SOMEBODY PINCH ME!!! For a while now I’ve been having this recurring dream… It’s that me and the amazing Denis Knight and the terrific team at Hachette Australia Children’s Books are making something super-fun.

Wednesday Weeks is going to be a wild ride and we can’t wait to share the journey with you.

Thanks so much to *you* for your support … and special thanks to @Danielle Binks Jacinta di Mase Management and all of you at Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – Australia West and to my writing buddies #thefauxfour

Read all the news here:

Hachette Australia thrilled to announce
new children’s middle grade series, Wednesday Weeks

Hachette Australia is thrilled to announce the acquisition of Wednesday Weeks, a funny (really, actually funny), pacy fantasy adventure series that combines real-life science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) with classic fantasy elements by authors Denis Knight and Cristy Burne.

Launching in 2021, the first book Wednesday Weeks and the Tower of Shadows features smart, brave powerhouse protagonist Wednesday Weeks, her best friend Alfie, a wisecracking skull, a power-hungry goblin king, mostly-good fairies, hot pink slugs and a race against time. What’s not to love?

Hachette Australia Head of Children’s and YA Jeanmarie Morosin said, ‘Wednesday Weeks is the perfect mash-up of science and magic and I am beyond excited to be publishing this dynamite series. Rarely has a series so perfectly matched with my sense of humour and my desire to publish smart, funny, not-always-perfect female protagonists. I truly can’t wait to welcome young readers into the rollicking world of Wednesday Weeks.

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About the book: 

In a world of magic, can science save the day?

Wednesday Weeks never wanted to be a sorcerer’s apprentice. She’d rather study science than magic. But when her cloak-wearing, staff-wielding grandpa is captured by a power-hungry goblin king, Wednesday must find a way to embrace her magical heritage and rescue him from the dreaded Tower of Shadows.

Luckily, she’s not alone.

Her best friend Alfie is a prime-number fan and robotics expert who’s all-in on Wednesday’s epic plan involving parallel universes, swords of power, and a wise-cracking talking skull.

But it’s going to take more than science, magic, and the world’s cutest robot to take down this bad guy. Because the goblin king is playing for the ultimate prize—and Wednesday and Alfie just walked into his trap…


Author: cristyburne


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