Firefly acquires children's debut from TV writer Daniel Peak

Firefly acquires children's debut from TV writer Daniel Peak

Penny Thomas, publisher at Firefly Press has acquired world rights to Little Horror, the debut children's novel from TV writer Daniel Peak, in a deal made with Abi Sparrow at SP Agency. 

The synopsis for the middle-grade thriller reads: "Rita may be a baby, but she has the mind (and attitude) of a teenager. She may be new to walking but she’s as wise-crackingly clever as anyone in Key Stage 3. She knows she is not a normal toddler, but when her parents disappear and a sinister clown and an ice-cream van seem to be hunting her down, even a soft-play centre might not be safe... It will take all Rita’s cunning and resourcefulness, as well as a cat flap, a mobility scooter and a reluctant teenage sidekick, to defeat an evil conspiracy and a crazy genius villain. Imagine 'The Fugitive'—if Harrison Ford was two feet tall and wearing Pampers."

Editor Rebecca Lloyd said: "A page-turning, hilarious debut with a brilliantly bonkers, feisty heroine, Little Horror had me biting my nails, while laughing out loud!"

Peak, a lead writer for CBBC's "Horrible Histories", commented: "I’m very honoured and excited to be joining the Firefly list alongside such brilliant writers. I can’t wait to send Rita on the run into the real world."

Little Horror will be published on 30th September 2021.