Lethbridge-Stewart spin-off novel, The Lucy Wilson Mysteries: Curse of the Mirror Clowns has been nominated for the prestigious Scribe Awards.
The Scribe Awards, from the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, celebrate excellence in licensed tie-in novels and audio dramas based on TV shows, movies, and games.
The Lucy Wilson Mysteries is a licensed spin-off novel and features the granddaughter of Classic Doctor Who regular, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart (the character played by Nicholas Courtney who, debuted in The Web of Fear). These sci-fi books, published by Welsh indie, Candy Jar, promote diversity, self-confidence, and acceptance for young people.
Curse of the Mirror Clowns is the second book in the range, so far, bookended by Sue Hampton’s Avatars of the Intelligence, and John Peel’s The Midnight People. Two more are on the way by Wink Taylor (The Bandril Invasion) and Tim Gambrell (The Brigadier and the Bledoe Cadets).
Curse of the Mirror Clowns writer, Chris Lynch says:
“I was delighted to discover I’d been nominated for this award. I’m certainly in illustrious company! Hopefully my clowns are up to the challenge.”
Indeed, the book is up against some of the biggest TV and film franchises in the world including Star Wars and Small Foot, as well the New York Times bestselling author, Jonathan Maberry.
Originally created by Shaun Russell and Andy Frankham-Allen, the first Lucy Wilson novel was brought to life by Sue Hampton. Shaun says:
“Sue’s instinct with the first book Avatars of the Intelligence was spot-on. She got the characters straight away and delivered a book reminiscent of the popular Sarah Jane Adventures, also based on Doctor Who.”
Sue really enjoyed working on the first book. She says:
“Lucy is dauntless, loyal and whip-smart. She’s a modern girl with strong values and opinions, which means that she feels the injustices in the world even more strongly than most and always stands up for what’s right. I wish Chris good luck with the awards.”
Congratulations to Chris, Shaun, Andy, and the whole Candy Jar team; we’re keeping our fingers crossed for you!