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About Janet Foxley

Janet Foxley is the author of Muncle Trogg, winner of the Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition 2010. Since its publication, Muncle Trogg has sold to over 20 territories and was selected as a 2011 Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club title. The book is currently being developed into an animated feature film.

The second book in the series, Muncle Trogg & the Flying Donkey, was published by Chicken House in January 2012. A retired university administrator, Janet is thrilled to have achieved publishing success in her sixties. She lives in an old farmhouse in Cumbria with her husband Donald, and has three grown-up children.

Accolades and awards

    Selected as a 2011 Richard and Judy Children’s Book Club title
    Longlisted for the 2011 Branford Boase Award
    Shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize 2011
    Winner of the Times Children's Fiction Competition 2010

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Children's Fiction Competition: What Makes a Winner?

So you’ve written your children’s novel – or perhaps you’re planning on writing one before our 18 December deadline! – but either way you’re probably curious about what we’re looking for. Here’s a little info on past winners for an insight into ...

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