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Amy Alward - Author

About the Author

Amy Alward is a Canadian author living in London, fitting her writing around her work as editorial director at a leading children's publisher. In 2013, she was listed as one of The Bookseller's Rising Stars.

Her debut fantasy adventure novel, The Oathbreaker's Shadow, was published in 2013 under the name Amy McCulloch and was longlisted for the Branford Boase Award for best UK debut children's book in 2014.

Featured books by Amy Alward

The Potion Diaries: Going Viral

The Potion Diaries: Going Viral

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Amy Alward Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/08/2017

After finding her great-grandmother's potion diary, escaping the clutches of Emilia Thoth, saving her grandfather's memories AND become a Master Alchemist, surely it's time for Sam Kemi to have a good, long rest? And maybe, just maybe, a proper date with her boyfriend Zain? But now that Princess Evelyn is married to the sinister Prince Stefan and showing symptoms of the Gergon illness, it looks as though Sam's adventures are just beginning. The GOOD news: there might be a cure for the virus spreading like wildfire through the city. The BAD news? It's buried in a remote village in a far-flung country next to an active volcano - and Sam's not the only one after it. With a TV crew trailing Sam's every move and time fast running out, it looks like things are about to... GO VIRAL

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Royal Tour

Royal Tour

11+ readers 13+ readers

Author: Amy Alward Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Since winning the Hunt and saving her new BFF, Princess Evelyn, Sam Kemi has been royally busy. What with TV interviews, working in her family's potion store and preparing to join Evelyn on her world tour, Sam STILL hasn't had time for a real date with Zain, her new-boyfriend-slash-former-rival. And that's not happening anytime soon. Someone has tampered with Sam's grandad's mind and she is the only one who can unlock his memories. Memories that contain the key to the most powerful potion in the world and one which people would kill for ...So Sam must swap dresses, princes and palaces for dragons, centaurs and caves in her quest to save her grandad (and everyone else). Just your standard episode in the life of a potion-making teenager, then.

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Other books by Amy Alward

Winter Magic

Winter Magic

Author: Amy Alward, Emma Carroll, Berlie Doherty Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

A beautiful and classic anthology of frosty, magical short stories from acclaimed children's writers. The Dreamsnatcher's Abi Elphinstone heads up this gorgeous collection of wintery stories, featuring snow queens, frost fairs, snow dragons and pied pipers . . . from classic children's writers Michelle Magorian, Geraldine McCaughrean, Jamila Gavin, Berlie Doherty, Katherine Woodfine, Piers Torday, Lauren St John, Amy Alward, Michelle Harrison and Emma Carroll. 'Captures all the excitement of the season' The Guardian An unmissable, enchanting treat of a collection that will be enjoyed for years to come, by readers of all ages.

The Potion Diaries: Going Viral

The Potion Diaries: Going Viral

Author: Amy Alward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/08/2017

The thrilling final instalment in Amy Alward's magical POTION DIARIES series! 'THIS SERIES IS MAGICAL' - Zoe Sugg aka Zoella 'INVENTIVE, ROMANTIC AND DOWNRIGHT DELIGHTFUL' - Sarah J. Maas, bestselling author of Throne of Glass After finding her great-grandmother's potion diary, escaping the clutches of Emilia Thoth, saving her grandfather's memories AND become a Master Alchemist, surely it's time for Sam Kemi to have a good, long rest? And maybe, just maybe, a proper date with her boyfriend Zain? But now that Princess Evelyn is married to the sinister Prince Stefan and showing symptoms of the Gergon illness, it looks as though Sam's adventures are just beginning. The GOOD news: there might be a cure for the virus spreading like wildfire through the city. The BAD news? It's buried in a remote village in a far-flung country next to an active volcano - and Sam's not the only one after it. With a TV crew trailing Sam's every move and time fast running out, it looks like things are about to... GO VIRAL

The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour

The Potion Diaries: Royal Tour

Author: Amy Alward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

Since winning the Hunt and saving her new BFF, Princess Evelyn, Sam Kemi has been royally busy.. What with TV interviews, working in her family's potion store and preparing to join Evelyn on her world tour, Sam STILL hasn't had time for a real date with Zain, her new-boyfriend-slash-former-rival. And that's not happening anytime soon. Someone has tampered with Sam's grandad's mind and she is the only one who can unlock his memories. Memories that contain the key to the most powerful potion in the world and one which people would kill for . . . So Sam must swap dresses, princes and palaces for dragons, centaurs and caves in her quest to save her grandad (and everyone else). Just your standard episode in the life of a potion-making teenager, then. Praise for The Potion Diaries: 'It's so cool!' Zoe Sugg aka Zoella 'Inventive, romantic and downright delightful' Sarah J Maas, author of theThrone of Glass series

The Potion Diaries

The Potion Diaries

Author: Amy Alward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2015

The Hunger Games goes Princess Diaries in this modern, magical teen adventure! When the Princess of Nova accidentally poisons herself with a love potion meant for her crush, she falls crown-over-heels in lovewith her own reflection. Oops. A nationwide hunt is called to find the cure, with competitors travelling the world for the rarest ingredients, deep in magical forests and frozen tundras, facing death at every turn. Enter Samantha Kemi - an ordinary girl with an extraordinary talent. Sam's family were once the most respected alchemists in the kingdom, but they've fallen on hard times, and winning the hunt would save their reputation. But can Sam really compete with the dazzling powers of the ZoroAster megapharma company? Just how close is Sam willing to get to Zain Aster, her dashing former classmate and enemy, in the meantime? And just to add to the pressure, this quest is ALL OVER social media. And the world news. No big deal, then. 'It's so cool!' Zoe Sugg, aka Zoella 'Inventive, romantic, and downright delightful, The Potion Diaries cast its spell on me from page one, and is the most fun I've had reading in ages!' Sarah J Maas, author of the Throne of Glass series

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