Emily Knight I Am….
Emily Knight Series Book 1
by A. Bello
Genre: YA, MG Fantasy
Emily Knight I AM… is about a thirteen year old warrior named Emily, who is far from ordinary and she hates it! The daughter of a heroic warrior and the press favourite problem child. Against her wishes she is sent to the Osaki Training School to control her powers. She learns to fly, breathe under water and battle but someone has their eyes set on Emily and now she has to chose between the two people she loves.
Emily Knight I AM… has elements of grittiness that is more mature than other fantasy books. As well as being laugh out loud funny, the characters are real, complicated and relatable. A. Bello pushes the boundaries by breaking the conventions in this diverse, absorbing novel.
Emily Knight I Am…Awakened
Emily Knight Series Book 2
Dark times are upon us. Neci is back and she is more dangerous than ever. The warriors are forced to pick a side and to stand up for what they believe in. The race is on to find the missing warrior first. It’s the only way to prevent a war from happening and to stop Neci from destroying everything. Emily Knight has to get sharper, stronger and faster because Neci has made her a target and someone is going to great lengths to hurt her. Can Emily win the race? Or will Neci take her down once and for all?
**Nominated for the 2019 Carnegie Medal!**
**Finalist for London’s Big Read 2019!**
About the Author
A. Bello is a young author from North London and the author of the Emily Knight series (Emily Knight I am… & Emily Knight I am…Awakened)
She wrote her first novel at aged 8, where she fought monsters and dragons daily and was first published at aged 12 for a poem she wrote in school.
A. Bello wrote the first in the Emily Knight saga at aged 12, with the intention of filling in a gaping hole in children’s fiction for an inspirational, strong, black female protagonist (who can fight like a man!)
A. Bello has received rave reviews for her debut book as well as success with her Emily Knight Warriors pop-up book. She is the founder of The Lil’ Author School and co-founder of The Author School. The Author School was shortlisted for The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2016.
A. Bello has appeared in Female First Magazine, The Mirror, BBC1XTRA to name a few.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
Hmm good question!I guess that I taught myself the publishing industry. I couldn’t get an intern ship and I tried loads so decided to just figure it out. Now I have 2 publishing businesses and the author of 3 books, with 1 under submission
Tell us something really interesting that’s happened to you!
On a career level I am the first black person to have won The London Book Fair Trailblazer Award in 2018! No-one was more shocked than me when they announced my name
What are some of your pet peeves?
Someone who is all talk and no action
Where were you born/grew up at?
If you knew you’d die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
Jumping out of a plane. I wouldn’t do it for fear of dying so…
Who is your hero and why?
Beyonce! She is everything. She screams hustler and I just love that she represents when you work hard, you can have it all.
What are you passionate about these days?
Diversity and Inclusion in books and film
Describe yourself in 5 words or less!
Passionate, creative, funny, loud and hardworking
Which of your novels can you imagine made into a movie?
For sure The Emily Knight I am series – it has everything you need! Adventure, powers, kick ass girls
As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
A lioness because she really runs the whole jungle, doesn’t she?
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