Walker Books has acquired a new YA novel by Siobhan Curham, author and editorial consultant for Zoella’s Girl Online.
Senior commissioning editor Mara Bergmanbought the world rights to The Moonlight Dreamers, about a girl with two fathers, from Erzsi Deak at Hen & Ink Literary Studio.
“I had a terrific feeling about The Moonlight Dreamers from the start,” said Bergman. “I – and all of us at Walker – love this book: the concept, writing, message of empowerment for girls. Most of all, this is a book that's full of heart. We are thrilled to be publishing it.”
In the novel which will be published in 2016, the heroine Amber is tired of being made to feel bad for being different. Inspired by hero Oscar Wilde, she decides to find all the other people who are in a similar position.
Curham’s most recent book is True Face, a non-fiction guide to life for teenage girls.
She also hit the headlines in December after Penguin admitted she helped write Girl Online by YouTube star Zoella. Curham was not credited on the book.