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Lilly best photoI love introducing new authors to you but today I am even more pleased than usual because my post is about an extraordinary young lady called Lilly Say AKA Hilda Poppitt, the author everyone expected to be an old lady.

If you read my post earlier this year about the People’s Book Prize Award, that name will ring a bell. Lilly wrote her first book for children, Sugar and Spice and all things nice. S.A.S.A.A.T.N, at the age of 17, was published by Percy Publishing, and shot to fame with a feature in the national press and then became a finalist in the children’s category of the People’s Book Prize award.

Since then, Lilly has been involved heavily with promoting literature and regularly goes into schools and to scout groups to talk about writing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALilly used to attend Trinity Catholic High School, where she took A Levels and got the grades to go on to university, but she has decided to take a year out for her writing, “as so many exciting things are happening” (her words!)

And indeed exciting things are happening for this young author. Not only has she got her first radio interview lined up on the 17th October and has featured in newspapers and teen magazines but she mixed with celebrities including Ray Quinn and film director Phil Howard when she was invited to the Isle of Wight Music Festival as a VIP by the owner John Giddings.

More is planned for her and now her second book, Always Believe, is out on Kindle and is available for pre-order in paperback. It promises to be a spectacular Christmas hit and judging by this short trailer, the perfect gift for children this year. After all, we should always believe.

I, for one, shall be keeping an eye out for Lilly. She is a name to watch and an inspiration for all young writers everywhere.

Always Believe FRONT COVER JPEGAlways Believe by Hilda Poppitt

Published by Percy Publishing

At the age of eleven and a half, Lilly had all but given up believing…

She and her sisters go to their auntie’s house all the time, and when they go there they do things normal people do.

But on this day, discovering something in the apparently empty loft was to change Lilly’s mind forever!

Purchase from Amazon UK HERE

Purchase from Amazon US HERE

You can read more about Lilly Say at her publisher’s website by clicking HERE