Emily Diamand found her way into authoring when her debut novel won the Times/Chicken House prize for children's fiction in 2008. Prior to that she had various jobs including environmental campaigner, organic farmer, surveyor of trees, brussels sprouts picker and pond digger. Her first novel Flood Child (previously published as Reavers Ransom) was sold in eighteen languages, shortlisted for the Branford Boase award and for several regional prizes. The US edition, Raiders Ransom, was a Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2009 and was listed in the American Library Association's Best Young Adult Fiction 2011. The sequel, Flood and Fire, was published in the UK in August 2010 and in the US and Germany in 2011. Ways to See A Ghost, a paranormal adventure involving ghosts, UFOs and a monster was published in July 2013: 'I was enchanted, gripped and freaked out by this book in a way I haven't been since The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.' Liz Bankes, Armadillo Magazine www.emilydiamand.comRead more Read less
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