So you think you’ve got it bad…

It’s great news for Chae Strathie and illustrator Maris Morea – the first in a series of ‘So you think you’ve got it bad…‘ books about the Ancient Greeks has [...]

So many reasons to celebrate Jan Pienkowski!

Jan Pienkowski has been awarded BookTrust‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. It couldn’t have happened to a more talented, influential, innovative and delightful person. You can read about [...]

Creating magical stories with Lari Don

The Cymera Book Festival celebrates fantasy and science fiction writing through a whole range of events to be held in Edinburgh from 7th to 9th June. The programme – which you can find here [...]

I wanted to be Darth Vader…

It was Star Wars that inspired Barry Hutchison‘s love of villains, and he’s managed to select 10 unlikely villains for this blog for the BookTrust website including Caddie in Raggy [...]

First, find your notebook…

Diana Hendry – poet and award-winning writer for children – reveals her passion for notebooks. It’s a passion shared by most of the writing community, but she takes it to new [...]

Foreign editions galore!

While the endless, grinding Brexit non-information sounds as if we’re about to be (forcibly) separated from the rest of the world – the world of children’s books is all about [...]

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 [...]

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