Publisher has world rights in three books about Beatrix the Bold
Georgia Murray, commissioning editor at Bonnier Zaffre, has signed for Piccadilly Press Beatrix the Bold and two further stories for 7 to 9-year-olds by debut author Simon Mocker. The books will be illustrated by Cherie Zamazing. Piccadilly has world rights from Chloe Seager at Northbank Talent Management, and will publish the first book in April.
Murray said: "Simon's writing knocked my socks off when I read it - he has the most wonderfully funny and natural voice and this is a delightful young fiction series that feels both classic and fresh." The books follow the adventures of Beatrix and her sidekicks Wilfred the Wise, Oi the Boy and Dog the Dog.
Mockler studied art at Camberwell Art College and modern languages at Cambridge. He has worked as an artist, musician, teacher and civil servant, and now works as a consumer law and advertising specialist. He lives in South London with his wife and two children.