Matt Ralphs


With 12 years of experience in the publishing industry, Matt Ralphs has enjoyed working at Hachette Children’s on a wide range of books from science fiction, fantasy, history, art, humanities and children’s, including the bestselling Beast Quest series.


Deciding that a nomadic way of life was more his style, he now lives on a narrowboat called Nostromo somewhere on the Grand Union  Canal. Currently freelance, he spends his days editing, writing and researching demons to his heart’s content.



Lots of witch books are around this year, but this one stands out: crammed with magic, danger and adventure and cliffhangers aplenty.

The Bookseller

A really compelling read, I highly recommend it


Fire Girl has rocketed its way into my Top 10 books of the year, and Bramley the (talking) dormouse is now one of my all time favourite fictional animals

The Book Zone

This story has every ingredient to make it a truly magical adventure that both boys and girls will enjoy.  The characters are both believable and memorable, with Hazel being a strong lead character.

Armadillo Magazine