Firefly has signed Kate Mallinder’s new teen novel called Asking for a Friend.
Editor Janet Thomas acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Hannah Sheppard at DHH Literary Agency. The book will be published in paperback on 21th May 2020.
"We are so excited to have a new book from Kate on the Firefly Press list. Asking for a Friend is a hugely entertaining, character-driven story about how friends can be found in surprising places, and how they can help you face your greatest fears," said Thomas.
Asking for a Friend follows the story of Agnes, Hattie and Jake, who plan a study break trip before exams, "but none of them admit the real reasons they need to get away", reads the synopsis. "Agnes must find her sister. Hattie can’t bear being home now all her friends have ghosted her. And Jake is afraid he’s ill and has absolutely no idea how to tell anyone. In one amazing week, they’ll risk their lives, face their fears and find themselves."
Mallinder added: “I’ve loved writing new characters and can’t wait for readers to meet Agnes, Hattie and Jake.”