Meet a Welsh Publisher : Penny Thomas of Firefly Press
Firefly Press, based in Cardiff and Aberystwyth was set up five years ago this April to publish quality fiction for 5-19 year olds. Though celebrating their fifth birthday Firefly has already had some resounding successes including two Carnegie Prize nominations by Horatio Clare and Rhian Ivory and short-listed for The Laugh Out Loud Book Awards with 'Thimble Monkey Super Star' by Jon Blake. Penny will talk about the process of getting a children's book published, what a publisher is looking for, how the editing process works and will answer questions from the audience. Firefly books will be available for purchase during the weekend.