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We’d like to introduce you to Rosie Best!

And who is Rosie Best, we hear you ask? She’s only the most recent Strange Chemistry author to join the family! She has signed with us for two books, the first called SKULK and coming in October 2013 (represented by Catherine Pellegrino of Catherine Pellegrino and Associates). Please give her a warm welcome and read on to find out why this is awesome news *grins*


Rosie Best lives in London and loves all things nerdy. She is an editor at Working Partners Ltd, working on a huge variety of projects from first chapter books about unicorns to dark YA journeys through the land of the dead. She’s also written for Working Partners on a freelance basis, on series published by Usborne and Hot Key Books. The opening of Skulk won a place in the 2012 Undiscovered Voices anthology. When not writing or indulging a passion for video games, she sings with the Crouch End Festival Chorus.

Rosie is a giant nerd.

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When Meg witnesses the dying moments of a shapeshifting fox and is given a beautiful and powerful stone, her life changes forever. She is plunged into the dark world of the Skulk, a group of shapeshifting foxes. As she learns about the other groups of shapeshifters that lurk around London – the Rabble, the Horde, the Cluster and the Conspiracy – she becomes aware of a deadly threat against all the shapeshifters. They must put aside all their enmity and hostility and fight together to defeat it.

Rosie had this to say about signing with Strange Chemistry: “I’m beyond thrilled to be signing with Strange Chemistry! It’s a great list, run by people who really love and understand genre fiction. Strange Chemistry is the perfect home for Skulk and I can’t wait to share the book with you all next year!”

And Amanda said this about the deal: “Skulk is a smart, urban and, above all, modern take on YA and I’m absolutely delighted to have signed Rosie to the Strange Chemistry family. She’s enormously talented and brings a wealth of experience.”


Christian Schoon

Welcome to the Chemistry set, Rosie!


Welcome, Rosie! The book sounds wonderful!!!

Wesley Chu

Welcome to the family!

Ingrid Jonach

Skulk sounds awesome! Welcome Rosie!


Yay! This sounds fab.

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