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Authors react to being shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize


We can’t even imagine how exciting it must be to hear that your first ever published novel has been shortlisted by Waterstones for their Children’s Book Prize. Well, we couldn’t until we saw the authors freaking out on Twitter, anyway. 

Lisa Williamson, author of ‘The Art of Being Normal’, got very excited about having her own GIF

Author of ‘The Sin Eater’s Daughter’, Melinda Salisbury, went full caps lock and got in a sneaky promo for book two, ‘The Sleeping Prince’

Lisa Heathfield, author of ‘Seed’, has had a dreams-come-true kind of morning

Moira Fowley-Doyle, author of ‘The Accident Season’, is concerned about her over-usage of exclamation marks

Author of ’13 Days Midnight’, Leo Hunt, is celebrating with A+ emoji skills and cute animal pictures

And last but definitely not least, Jandy Nelson, author of ‘I’ll Give You the Sun’, woke up to some well wonderful news.

Who are you betting on? Tell us at @maximumpopbooks!

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Written by Sophie Waters

Sophie is the Head of Commercial at Maximum Pop! Having studied English Lit and Creative Writing at Bath Spa University, she came to MP! to satisfy her passion for books. Sophie is a diehard Hufflepuff and feminist. She’s also a huge cat lover, and can often be found rocking her socks off at a gig.

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