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Trolls are a prickly bunch. Well, more rock-hard, really, but prickly gets to the heart of their mood. They don’t much care for mushbumps. That’s what they call people like you and me. Don't get me wrong. A nice, juicy human appetizer suits them just fine every now and then. They just can’t stomach all the yelling and screaming.



  • Writer's pictureMatthew Olson-Roy

Olson-Roy Longlisted in 2018 Undiscovered Voices Competition

I am thrilled to announce that an excerpt from my middle grade novel, The Spy Who Grounded Me, has been longlisted in the 2018 SCBWI British Isles Undiscovered Voices competition! SCBWI describes the competition as a way "to help fresh, new voices in children's literature – both writers and illustrators – find agents, publishers and ultimately readers." Winners will be announced in January 2018. Stay tuned!

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