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London Confidential

When her family picks up and moves from the U.S. to London, England, 15-year-old Savvy Smith is set to make a fresh start. She thinks the school paper will be the right place for her. But getting to write for the Wexburg Academy turns out to be harder than she thinks. Savvy has to find her way in a new school and a new country, all while chasing her journalism dreams.

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Sandra Byrd
After earning her first rejection at the age of thirteen, bestselling author Sandra Byrd has now published fifty books. Sandra's series of historically sound Gothic romances, Daughters of Hampshire, launched with the best-selling Mist of Midnight, which earned a coveted Editor's Choice award from the Historical Novel Society. The second book, Bride of a Distant Isle, has been selected by Romantic Times as a Top Pick. The third in the series, A Lady in Disguise, was published in 2017. Sandra is excited to continue writing Gothic romance and will be adding books to that genre beginning in February…
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I played the position of catcher on my softball team when I was a girl - and I can still catch a ball, or a ball of socks, flying through the air at high speed, barely looking up, by reaching out my left hand.
After softball games, if we won, my team would go to Dairy Queen and I'd have a slushy drink with one pump of every flavor in it.
I eat Lemonheads almost nonstop when I'm writing the first draft of a book.
My parents said I took so long to be born because even back then I was late because I wanted to read "just one more chapter."
I first discovered the Bible when I was about 12 years old. I had a copy called "The Way," and I read the questions in the back page after page, with their answers drawn from the Bible. It's probably why I love devotionals so much!
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Savvy Smith is a 15-year-old who moves from the Seattle, Washington, to London. She has to learn an entirely new culture while trying to get a spot on the school’s newspaper.
Louanne Smith is Savvy’s younger sister. She is a vegetarian and has a dog named Giggle, who annoys Savvy.
Mom is trying to make sure her family adjusts to London while trying to find her way there too.
Dad has to relocate the family to London for his job.
Jack is the editor at the newspaper. Savvy thinks he’s cute.
Hazelle is on the newspaper staff, but she doesn’t seem to like Savvy.
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