"Humor and wit make the narrative sparkle, and, happily, Myrtle is as irrepressible as ever.”
"A joyful thing to behold. Set in Victorian England, this mystery gleefully overturns sexist norms and celebrates independent women of intellect, with Myrtle Hardcastle leading the charge."
—Booklist, starred review
When it comes to non-fiction, Anna Crowley Redding is one of the most versatile authors out there—whether she’s diving deep into techy biographies like GOOGLE IT or ELON MUSK: ON A MISSION TO SAVE THE WORLD; exploring the cutting-edge science of the present and the future in her forthcoming BLACK HOLE CHASERS; or telling playful historical anecdotes in the picture books SAVING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE and CHOWDER RULES!
And today, we get to see yet another side of Anna’s non-fiction: an inspiring true story of a little-known hero. And what else? A KID hero! Yes, indeed, we are going all the way back to the 1800s for this exciting new project. And here is the deal announcement for your perusal pleasure:
Ann Kelley at Random House Studio has bought world rights to Courage Like Kate: The True Story of a Little Girl Lighthouse Keeper by Anna Crowley Redding (l) and illustrated by Emily Sutton. This picture book biography recounts the life of Kate Moore, a twelve-year-old lighthouse-keeper, who, in the 1800s, saved the lives of twenty-three sailors. Publication is slated for summer 2022; Ammi-Joan Paquette at Erin Murphy Literary Agency represented the author; the illustrator represented herself.
So, if you haven’t yet started—or completed!—your Anna Crowley Redding collection, I urge you to do so as quick as possible. And don’t forget to mark your calendars for summer ’22 – it’s gonna be an exciting one!