Janis’s 20 Year Apprenticeship Pays Off

It hardly seems any time since the three shortlisted finalists for the Kelpies Award were invited to a reception during the Book Festival where they nibbled their nails until the winner was announced. The Kelpies award, sponsored by Floris Books, is for previously unpublished fiction for children aged 9-12. This year’s award went to Janis MacKay, whose novel Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest has just appeared on the bookshelves.

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