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 [...]

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 [...]

The life and times of a debut author…

L J Macwhirter – Liz to her friends – has had a rollercoaster of a time since the launch of her wonderful debut YA novel, Black Snow Falling. Her first public event was on the opening [...]

Chris Higgins and Joe Holtaway

It was Joe Holtaway’s story that inspired Chris Higgins‘ latest novel for teenagers – A Boy Called Ocean. While he was surfing, Joe had been swept out to sea off the Cornwall [...]

Other book festivals are available

The Edinburgh International Book Festival kicks off today – and as it’s our local, we’re particularly excited about it. FRA writers and illustrators appear at the following [...]

The beginning – Black Snow Falling by L J MacWhirter

1543 – The Sleeping Lad Moonlight poured through the window above the candlemaker’s shop. Slumped asleep over a desk was a boy. His name was Jude. Scribbled notes were strewn all [...]

One happy author…

    We’re handing over today’s blog to Chris Higgins, who is just coming to the end of a month of events to celebrate publication of her latest teen novel, A Boy Called [...]

A Boy Called Ocean

It’s fantastic to be able to announce the arrival of a new novel for teenagers by Chris Higgins. The award-winning author of 32C, That’s Me, Pride and Penalties and He’s After [...]

Looking out to sea…

Chris Higgins‘ new novel – A Boy Called Ocean – is published this week by Hodder, and will be launched in Penzance before an audience of readers from schools all over Cornwall. [...]

Live Literature – a writer in residence for your school?

Yesterday we had the great news that L J MacWhirter, author of the captivating Black Snow Falling which will be published this summer by Scotland Street Press, has been accepted for registration [...]

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