posted on February 12th 2015 in GENERAL NEWS with 0 Comments /

The shortlist for the2015 Waterstones Children’s Books Prize has been announced and, incredibly, 15 of the 18 books on the 2015 shortlist are by women – and it’s terrific to see that a third of those are AuthorProfile alumni.

Way to go Sophy Henn for Where Bear? (Puffin) being shortlisted in the Best Illustrated Book category; Harriet Whitehorn for Violet and the Pearl of the Orient (Simon & Schuster), Anne Booth for Girl with a White Dog (Catnip) and Lara Williamson for A Boy Called Hope (Usborne Publishing) being shortlisted for the Best Fiction for 5-12s category; and Sally Green for Half Bad (Penguin) for being shortlisted in the Best Book for Teens category.

about the author: Phillip (PJ) Norman

PJ is a CIPD qualified learning and development specialist who has delivered personal development and managerial training to professionals within the fields of medicine, broadcasting, retail and publishing – across three continents. Ten years experience has equipped him with the ability to identify and create learning solutions to many of the problems people now face in their working lives. Having provided online management and coaching to authors on how to navigate the world of new media and marketing, PJ is acutely aware of the demands that writers contend with in the marketplace today. His knowledge of training best practice is teamed with a talent at creating punchy, interactive workshops and seminars – making PJ perfectly positioned to bring author-focused learning solutions to the heart of publishing.

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