Sue Bentley

Former librarian and established novelist, Sue has enjoyed a phenomenal success with her Magic animal series for Puffin. MAGIC KITTEN, launched with four titles in July 2006, and was followed by eleven more! Translation rights via publisher.

A spin-off series featuring a MAGIC PUPPY made its appearance in April 2008- there were fifteen titles, here, too.

MAGIC KITTEN was chosen to represent Puffin for World Book Day 2008, going into the Best Seller listings.

MAGIC PONIES entered the field – cantering in during March 2009 with two titles, A SPECIAL WISH and A NEW FRIEND! A further six titles followed, and Sue was then commissioned to write a new series featuring Arrow the Magic Bunny, who made his first appearance in Spring 2010.

She was also accorded the great honour of contributing to Puffin’s 70th birthday celebratory Pocket Money Puffin list, with a book about a magic Puffin!

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of publication, Puffin reissued the series in 2016.

Sue was a regular contributor to the Animal Ark and Animal Ark Pets series under the Lucy Daniels pseudonym and, writing as Daisy Meadows, to Working Partners’ Rainbow Fairies series, with SAFFRON: THE YELLOW FAIRY; SKY: THE BLUE FAIRY and PLUM: THE VIOLET FAIRY, as well as three titles in their Weather Fairies series. These were followed by two S Club novels for Puffin. All rights via publisher.

Sue contributed to another children’s series, for Stripes Publishing, called the FAIRIES OF STARSHINE MEADOW. The first four titles were published in September 06 as part of the Stripes Launch list. And, despite her hectic schedule, the author has written two further titles for this series. This series has enjoyed overseas success with translation rights selling to France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Brazil and Turkey.

Her urban fantasy novel, WE OTHER, is now published by Lume Books. Translation, film and TV rights are available. A further fantasy novel, SECOND SKIN, has also been published by Lume to critical acclaim.

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