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COMPETITION: Win an acknowledgement in the sequel to A PINCH OF MAGIC!

Posted on April 10, 2019, tagged as A Pinch of Magic, Sequel, competitions

As many of you will know, I’m currently working on a sequel to A Pinch of Magic. It doesn’t have a title yet, although my editor has come up with something I LOVE. We’re just getting the thoughts of the rest of the team at my publisher, but I’m hopeful that it’s *the one* and that I’ll be able to share it with you all soon.

I can’t say too much about the story yet except that it involves a runaway, a secret island, and will-o’-the-wisps. And finally, a shipwreck – which I’d like YOU to name! As you know, names are very important to me, so I’m looking for something suitably spooky, mystical, magical, quirky, and everything you’d expect in one of my books.

This is a chance for you to put your stamp on the Widdershins sisters’ next adventure and receive a mention in the acknowledgements page at the end of the book (where I thank everyone who has helped me during the writing of it). You will also win a signed, dedicated copy of the book when it is published (which won’t be until next year, so you’ll have to be patient)!


1. You may send up to three suggestions for the ship’s name.
2. You may enter as an individual, a family, a class, or a school (this is for the purpose of the acknowledgement and whom I will sign the book to).
3. The competition is open to all ages worldwide, but entries must be written in English.
4. The signed book will be the UK edition.
5. The closing date is midday (12.00pm GMT) on 31st May 2019. Entries after that date will not be considered.
6. Entries must be your own, original idea.
7. The decision of the judge (Michelle Harrison) is final, and no discussion will be entered into.
8. The winner will be notified by email and announced in an upcoming newsletter.

Email your entry to mh[at] using the subject line ‘Shipwreck’. Remember to include your name, age, and full postal address. (If you’re under 18 make sure you have your parent/guardian’s consent).

• Do some research. Look at the names of historical or current ships for inspiration, do some brainstorming and try different combinations.
• Don’t rush it! You have heaps of time, and often the best ideas aren’t the first ones that pop into our heads.

I can’t wait to read your entries. GOOD LUCK!

6 comments on “COMPETITION: Win an acknowledgement in the sequel to A PINCH OF MAGIC!”

  • Rainer Stoyer says:

    Amphitrite’s Nemesis

  • Maya says:

    Hi I loved your book (A pinch of magic) so much! I can’t wait for the sequel!

  • Chantal says:

    Omg I just finished A Pinch of Magic and I am so in love with it. I am an avid reader but not many books have left me feeling the way this one did. It has everything I wished it would have in it. The characters were well deepened-out and so very lovely. The adventures and everything they experienced make me want to jump in and experience with them! I cannot wait for the sequel!!!!! I am an English teacher and I am going to make sure that some of my students will read this masterpiece!!!

    • mm Michelle says:

      Hi Chantal, thanks for your comment, I’m thrilled you enjoyed meeting the Widdershins sisters! They’ll be back early next year (currently scheduled for February).

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