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Ant Clancy Games Detective by Ruth Morgan

Read this brilliant blog by Ruth Morgan on why she has written a middle grade fiction about gaming ahead of publication of Ant Clancy Games Detective, out on 11 July. 

Turning on the Lights by Eloise Williams

When I was very young, I used to sing a song about letting my little light shine. You might know it?

Q & A with Kat Ellis

To celebrate the publication of Three Strikes our intern Nia Thorne had a chat with the very lovely Kat Ellis about her novella 'The Twins of Blackfin' which is a prequel to her debut YA novel Blackfin Sky.

Firefly staff recommend reads for Empathy Day

To celebrate Empathy Day, we recommend some of our favourite books to #readforempathy.


Janet Thomas, Editor picks Something Else by Kathryn Cave and Chris Riddell

How do you talk about mental health to children?

For #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek Horatio Clare tells us about why he wrote his award-winning children's novel A

Hope and PMDD Awareness Month

YA author Rhian Ivory tells us about her own experience of Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder, after writing about it in her latest novel for Young Adults, Hope.

The Flying Bedroom in Real Life - Heather Dyer

Elinor had only been a figment of my imagination until Little Light brought her to life in their digital dance show, The Flying Bedroom. It was surreal seeing Elinor played by Angharad Jones, speaking the lines I’d written for her – and new lines, too. Sometimes, when people read a book, then see a film where the characters aren’t quite as they imagined them, they feel dismayed. But Angharad’s acting was so convincing and expressive, there was no doubt in my mind that this was the real Elinor – on stage, at least.

Great books to gift this Christmas

For our 24th and final Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our Marketing Officer, Megan Farr, tells you which books she has wrapped up under the tree this Christmas. 


For our 23rd Firefly Christmas Book Advent, Janet Thomas sings the praises of one of the highlights of Firefly’s list in 2017, the YA novel Hope by Rhian Ivory: 

Christmas reading scavenger hunt


For our 22nd Firefly Christmas Book Advent, our editor, Janet Thomas, invites us to go on a Christmas reading scavenger hunt...