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Cake, anybody?

At the launch of the paperback edition of Black Snow Falling at the Edinburgh Bookshop, the author, L J MacWhirter – Liz to her friends – unveiled a fabulous cake.     [...]

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L J MacWhirter‘s debut novel, the Carnegie-nominated Black Snow Falling, evolved over a number of years until it was published in the summer of 2018 to considerable acclaim. Since then, Liz [...]

Steaming out of shops and libraries!

The Steam Whistle Theatre Company is the latest novel by Vivian French, a pacey adventure set in Victorian times when train travel was something extraordinary. You may just have heard us waxing [...]

Walking Mountain by Joan Lennon

At various meetings with editors in London last week, amidst the pitching of FANTASTIC new books by writers and illustrators represented by Fraser Ross Associates, we found ourselves revisiting [...]

Classic Scots

Susan Rennie is one of the UK’s top lexicographers, a renowned writer in Scots, and translator into Scots. She is one of the co-founders of the ground-breaking Itchy Coo publishing [...]

Ella Burfoot – the facts

Caroline Deacon has interviewed Ella Burfoot for the SCBWI United Kingdom online magazine, Words and Pictures. Ella is an author/illustrator (When Darkness Slipped In/Recipe for a Story/Betty and [...]

Bring us your manuscripts!

We’re teaming up with other literary agents and publishers based in Scotland, and the good people of XpoNorth for the third in our annual January Tweet Pitches. It’s a chance to pitch [...]

The shortest day… the longest night

If you’re looking for the perfect read to tie in with this particular time of year, look no further than First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don. It’s set at the [...]

A Wee Bird Was Watching

Karine Polwart and Kate Leiper have done a number of events to celebrate the recent publication of their gorgeous picture book, A Wee Bird Was Watching. Here they are at the end of a very long [...]

Cover reveal!

Coming in March 2019 from Barrington Stoke – the new novel from Tanya Landman, One Shot. And here’s the splendid jacket – revealed today.   Inspired by the remarkable story [...]