Katrina Charman was the recipient of the SCBWI British Isles'
Margaret Carey scholarship for fiction in 2013, and in 2014 she was
one of the winners of the SCBWI's Undiscovered Voices competition.
Katrina's first children's book, the early reader The Ninjabread
Man, was published with Franklin Watts (UK) in July 2015. The
Last Firehawk is her first early chapter book series. Katrina lives
in South East England with her husband and three daughters.
Jeremy Norton is a British illustrator who lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. The Last Firehawk is the first early chapter book series he has illustrated. He works digitally, and aims to convey a childlike sense of wonder through his artwork.
A Publishers Weekly bestseller!
A Nielsen BookScan bestseller! Praise for The Ember Stone (The Last Firehawk #1): "The first book in this new series brings the animal fantasy genre to early chapter book readers.... The adventure is nonstop, making this an ideal choice for reluctant readers.... Detailed black-and-white illustrations blend well with the text, and will keep kids engaged. VERDICT: A strong beginning to an adventure series for chapter book readers, especially those who are not quite ready for Erin Hunter's 'Warriors' or Kathryn Lasky's 'Guardians of Ga'Hoole.'" -- School Library Journal "A promising start to a series for fledgling fantasy readers." -- Kirkus Reviews Praise for Branches books: "These books should be considered for larger libraries wanting to enhance their easy-reader collections." -- School Library Journal "A nice stepping stone to more advanced chapter books." -- Booklist