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A Pinch of Magic – cover reveal and pre-order prize draw

Posted on October 23, 2018, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Cover, Melissa Castrillon, Simon & Schuster, competitions, news, prize

Here, at long last, is the beautiful cover for my seventh novel, A Pinch of Magic, which is publishing with Simon & Schuster in the UK on 7th February 2019. The illustrator is the hugely talented Melissa Castrillon, whose work you might recognise from the Winter Magic cover. I love how vibrant and colourful it is, as well as the amount of detail she has included. The finished cover will have areas of shiny gold foil to catch the light – it’s going to be gorgeous.

And here’s the back, which includes even more stunning detail, as well as a taste of what the story is all about:


I can’t wait for you to read this story and meet the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie. It’s been a long time in the making, and is a magical fantasy inspired by a snippet of Essex folklore. It’s aimed at readers of 9-12, but confident younger readers may also get along fine with it – as well as older ones, of course. I think fans of my 13 Treasures books will love it.

I’m also running a prize-draw for readers who pre-order the book (UK only). You can order from wherever you like, all you have to do is send me a photo of your receipt by February 1st 2019 and I’ll enter you into the draw. The prize is this beautiful set of wooden nesting dolls, which are hand-painted and similar to ones that feature in the story. You can email your receipt snap to: mh(at), or send it via my Facebook or Twitter pages if you prefer.


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