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 [...]

Young writers are keen readers

We’re just back from our annual week at Moniack Mhor, Scotland ‘s Writers’ Centre, with this year’s cohort of Pushkin Prize-winners – all in their first and second [...]

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair

We’re just back from this annual trade fair – a gathering of people from all over the world who work in some way with books for young people. So, walking the long rows of colourful [...]

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