Pooja Puri
 Pooja first tasted publishing success with her short story Chess and later graduated from King’s College London with a first-class degree in English language and literature. Whilst at university she read for a publishing house and has since worked in the education sector. In 2014 she was chosen as a winner of the Ideas Tap Writers’ Centre Norwich Inspires competition. Her debut novel, The Jungle, was published as the lead title by Black and White’s new YA imprint, Ink Road, in March 2017.


About  Hattie No-Name and the Queen’s Pelican

Hattie, a gutsy pickpocket, lives by her wits on the grimy streets of Tudor London. Everything changes when her best friend, Thomas, is accused of stealing the Queen’s Pelican, a most treasured and priceless necklace. Determined to save him from the noose, she soon finds herself amidst an eccentric band of travelling performers. But terrible secrets lurk in the shadows. When Hattie stumbles upon a deadly conspiracy, she must race to save not only her friend, but Queen Elizabeth I herself. The fate of the nation depends on it.