It's hard being a ten-year-old girl when everyone wants to turn you into a princess. Welcome to the lives of Bella, Grace, Chloe and Emily.
Talented ten-year-olds Emily, Bella, Chloe and Grace are sick of adults trying to turn them into helpless princesses.
When maths whiz Emily Martin’s mother enters her in the local beauty pageant, it’s the last straw – the four friends form the Anti-Princess Club, with the motto WE DON’T NEED RESCUING. Can they use their awesome skills to show the world that girls want to be valued for more than what they see in the mirror?
Samantha Turnbull is a multi-award winning journalist based in Byron Bay and working at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Her writing has been featured in publications including ABC online, the Canberra Times, Daily Telegraph, Northern Star, SHE magazine, Cosmopolitan and the Walkleymagazine.
Samantha decided to get into kids' fiction when she was browsing the book section of a well-known department store and couldn't find anything for her daughter that didn't feature a princess or a fairy.
Samantha doesn't like stories about damsels in distress. She likes to read and write about girls who don't need rescuing.
The Anti-Princess Club books are her debut novels.