HarperCollins has acquired three more books by Ross Welford, author of Time Travelling with a Hamster.
Welford’s fourth novel (and the first published as part of the new deal) is The Dog Who Saved the World, about a 12-year-old who embarks on a quest to travel into the future with her pet dog and save the earth from a deadly virus.
Publishing director Nick Lake, who struck the deal for world rights with Silvia Molteni at PFD, said: “HarperCollins Children’s Books is hugely ambitious for Ross, who just keeps getting better and better. I’m in constant awe of his ability to take extraordinary sci-fi concepts and explore how they might actually work in the ordinary world. Every one of his books creates a believable and real voice, telling a real story, with wit, verve and incredible poignancy. The Dog Who Saved the World is nothing less than a tour-de-force – and I can’t wait to see what he does next.”
“I am thrilled and proud to be continuing my relationship with HarperCollins Children’s Books,” said Welford. “I truly feel as though I have found my home as a writer. The company’s vast expertise in editing, design and marketing of my books means the only thing I have to worry about is writing them, and three more books gives me plenty to worry about.”
Welford’s previous three novels have sold 250,000 copies in the UK and the Commonwealth, according to HarperCollins.
The Dog Who Saved the World will be published in paperback, e-book and audiobook on 15th January 2019.