Melinda Salisbury lives by the sea, in England. As a child she genuinely thought Roald Dahl’s Matilda was her biography, in part helped by her grandfather often mistakenly calling her Matilda, and the local library having a pretty cavalier attitude to the books she borrowed. Sadly she never manifested telekinetic powers. She likes to travel, and have adventures. She also likes medieval castles, non-medieval aquariums, photography, Richard III, and all things Scandinavian.
Melinda’s debut novel, THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER was the bestselling UK YA debut novel of 2015, and rights have sold in 13 countries to date. THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER has also been nominated for the Carnegie Greenaway Medal 2016, the Branford Boase 2016, The MWA’s Edgars 2016, and shortlisted for the North East Book Awards 2015. On February 11th 2016, it was announced that THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER had been shortlisted in the teen category for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, 2016.
THE SIN EATER’S DAUGHTER was published by Scholastic in the UK in February 2015, and the second in the series, THE SLEEPING PRINCE was published in February 2016. Salisbury is also the author of short story FLAMINGOES, written exclusively for Booktrust’s Letterbox Club. She is represented by the amazing Claire Wilson at Rogers, Coleridge and White.
She tweets. A lot.
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