HarperCollins to publish YA fantasy title by 14 year old

Alexandra Adornetto, a MacRobertson Girls High School student has been signed to a two book deal by HarperCollins' Children's publisher Lisa Berryman. Having finished The Shadow Thief and sent to HarperCollins' slush pile, Alexandra had to wait almost a year before she had heard that the publisher had picked up her novel.

The novel tells the story of Millipop and Ernest who live in Drabville, where residents are having their shadows stolen.