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Dronfield girl to have story published in a Dame Jacqueline Wilson book

A nine-year-old girl from Dronfield has won a prestigious writing prize for her short story, which will be published in one of Dame Jacqueline Wilson's books

Fern Brindle from Dronfield won the annual Jacqueline Wilson Creative Writing Prize run by her publishers, Penguin Random House.

She attends William Levick Primary school and part of her prize means that Dame Jacqueline Wilson will visit the school during this academic year.

Fern’s winning story will also be published in an exclusive edition of Jacqueline’s book, 'WE ARE THE BEAKER GIRLS' to be published in paperback in the Spring. 

And Fern gave us a little insight into what the story is about: "It's about a mum who knits everything. When her son's friend comes around, within thirty seconds he has four scarves wrapped around him!

"I had to raise it up 250 words to enter it into the Jacqueline Wilson competition."

Her mum Suzanne told Peak FM: "Funnily enough she just hides under her bed and she just writes. She'll shout and me and say 'does this make sense?' or 'what can I write next?'

"Of course as a mum you say yes. Any of my suggestions go by-the-by. She won't have any of it!"

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