We are unbelievably proud of Alexandra Sheppard and Becka Moor as they have been longlisted for The Diverse Book Awards 2020! The nominations include Alex’s amazing YA novel, Oh My Gods (published with Scholastic) and Becka Moor’s brilliant middle grade text that she illustrated for patrice Lawrence (published by Barrington Stoke). This fantastic competition was created by The Author School as they wanted to highlight the best of the diverse voices published in the UK, both traditionally and self-published. They believe there’s a need to showcase the talent of marginalised voices, so they came up with The DBAwards to open a space where the spotlight is on them.
About Oh My Gods:
Life as a half-mortal teenager should be epic.
But, for Helen Thomas, it’s tragic.
She’s just moved in with her dorky dad and self-absorbed older siblings - who happen to be the ancient Greek gods, living incognito in London!
Between keeping her family’s true identities secret, trying to impress her new friends, and meeting an actually cute boy, Helen’s stress levels are higher than Mount Olympus.
She needs to rein in her chaotic family before they blow their cover AND her chances at a half-normal social life.
Or is Helen fated for an embarrassment of mythical proportions?