FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN, October 28,2019 – Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, Inc. (NSE) is excited to announce the January 1, 2020 return of the Long-Lost Secret Diary series, a hilarious middle grade series for readers ages 8-12. Author Tim Collins and illustrator Isobel Lundie are back with two new titles, The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Hollywood Director and The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Tomb Hunter.
Each Long-Lost Secret Diary book puts readers inside the heads of hapless figures from history and present day struggling to carry out their roles while getting things horribly wrong. These accessible, irreverent stories will keep young readers laughing as they learn the importance of not being afraid to learn from one’s mistakes. Get Real fact boxes are featured throughout, as well as a glossary and additional back matter, providing historical context and background.
These new books in the series are 200 pages, 5″ x 7.8″ with a trade paperback binding ($9.99). Additional formats available include reinforced library binding (list: $28.50, school/library: $19.99), multi-user hosted e-book ($24.99), and single-user e-book ($9.99).
Review copy provided is the final trade paperback edition of
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Hollywood Director.
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Hollywood Director
Meet Clara—a girl living in Los Angeles, California, in 1915. Major motion-picture companies have moved out to Hollywood, and she’s right in the middle of all the action. When she finds herself working behind the scenes in the film industry for a big-shot producer named Mr. Cheeseman, she’s determined to make it to the top in showbiz as a renowned director, no matter what.
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Tomb Hunter
Meet Ahmed—a boy living near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt in 1922. When he gets the chance to photograph a dig for archaeologist Howard Carter, he’s eager to contribute and impatient to uncover a secret tomb.
Additional Titles in Series
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Astronaut
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Dinosaur Hunter
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Knight
The Long-Lost Secret Diary of the World’s Worst Pirate
About the Author
Tim Collins worked as a copywriter in advertising before becoming a full-time author. He writes nonfiction books for adults and children’s fiction books, including books designed to appeal to reluctant readers. His work has been translated into 40 languages. His books have won numerous awards including the Manchester Fiction City award and the Lincolnshire Book award. He is originally from Manchester but now lives in London.
About the Illustrator
Isobel Lundie graduated from Kingston university in 2015 where she studied Illustration and Animation. She has always been interested in how to make books interactive so children can lose themselves in the narrative. Having worked as an illustrator, she is particularly interested in how exciting, colorful, and distinctive artwork can transform stories for children.
About Jolly Fish Press and North Star Editions
Jolly Fish Press, an imprint of North Star Editions, is dedicated to promoting exceptional, unique new voices in fiction. North Star Editions, Inc. publishes fiction and nonfiction for readers of all ages that inspires, informs, and entertains. For more information, visit jollyfishpress.com or northstareditions.com.
Contact: Megan Naidl