AWC presenter Judith Rossell’s highly acclaimed sequel to “Withering-by-Sea”

When Australian Writers’ Centre presenter Judith Rossell’s gorgeous book Withering-by-Sea was a runaway hit, we were super stoked. Now, we get to join the heroine Stella Montgomery for a brand new adventure in the sequel we’ve been eagerly awaiting, Wormwood Mire.

Judith won lots of awards for Withering-by-Sea including an Indie Award, a Children’s Book Council of Australia Honour Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

In Wormwood Mire Stella goes to live in an old family house with two strange cousins and their governess. And apparently there’s something down in the lake…

And, according to the media release, there are more Stella Montgomery books on the horizon:

“ABC Books is also thrilled to announce that Judith Rossell has signed a new two-book deal with the publisher. The deal includes Wakestone Hall, a third book in this bestselling series, and A Garden of Lilies: Improving Tales for Young Minds, a companion book from the world of Stella Montgomery.

ABC Books Publisher Chren Byng says, ‘We couldn’t be more excited to be working with Judith on these new projects, and I just know her tens of thousands of young fans are going to absolutely adore them.’”

Wormwood Mire by Judith Rossell is available now. Congratulations Judith!