Featured Prize: Esme Symes-Smith—SIR CALLIE

Esme Symes-Smith has graciously offered up to the Mighty Pens a Tier Two prize: five signed copies of their middle grade novel Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston, featuring a non-binary main character.

A review from St. Louis Magazine says of the book, “Symes-Smith’s fantastical tale feels both comfortingly familiar and refreshing in its take on the classic tropes that come along with magic, medieval times, and knights in shining armor.”

A little about the author:
After cutting their teeth on a steady diet of fanfiction in the South-West of England, Esme Symes-Smith wandered north to Wales for their degree in Literature and Creative Writing then promptly migrated to Missouri after meeting their wife on Tumblr.

the cover of "Sir Callie and the Champions of Helston," by Esme Symes-Smith

Esme has been a ghostwriter, an editor, a frozen-yogurt seller, a caffeine dealer, and now wrangles preschoolers for a living. They have a severe tea problem.

Find out more about Esme at their website, Twitter: @EsmeSymesSmith and Instagram: @ez_symes_smith.





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