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VASHTI HARDY

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@vashti_hardy
vashtihardyauthor
www.vashtihardy.com

"I hand-on-heart couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful agent."

 

Vashti Hardy was previously a primary school teacher with special interest in children’s writing, until one day she took her own advice and wrote her first children’s book.

Now a successful children’s author, Vashti's breath-taking middle grade fantasy adventures have been translated into several languages, selected for Independent Booksellers Book of the Season and Primary School Book Club Reads, won The West Sussex Children’s Story Book Award and shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, Books are My Bag Awards and Leeds Book Award.

Vashti lives in West Sussex near Brighton with her husband and three children.  


VASHTI’S BOOKS

Wildspark, Scholastic Children’s Books, 2019; Brightstorm, Scholastic Children's Books, 2018.

 
 

REVIEWERS

“A pacy tale of lies and greed versus loyalty.”

Observer

“A real edge-of-your-seat romp.”

Booktrust

“A terrific adventure.”

M.G. Leonard


Latest Book

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THE WRITER WHO MOST INSPIRED VASHTI

Terry Nation – author of Rebecca’s World and creator of the Daleks in Dr Who. Rebecca’s World was the book that changed everything for me when I was seven years old. It sparked my love of story and world-building and made me see that with imagination, anything is possible.


HOW VASHTI BECAME KATE’S CLIENT

Kate was introduced to me via the brilliant Imogen Cooper of Golden Egg Academy, who thought we would click and work well together. How right she was!


VASHTI ABOUT KATE

I hand-on-heart couldn’t have hoped for a more wonderful, efficient, knowledgeable, kind and all-round superb agent.


KATE ABOUT VASHTI

I thank my lucky stars the day Vashti chose me as her agent.  She has a brilliant, wild imagination and I feel immensely privileged to get to explore it with her. She’s also an incredibly lovely, generous and hardworking woman.