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 [...]

Coming in June – Chris Higgins’ new teen novel!

The cover for A Boy Called Ocean has just been released by Hachette. Chris Higgins – author of 32C, that’s Me, Pride and Penalties, and The Day I Met Suzie among many other [...]

Vivian French – awarded the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award

Scottish Book Trust’s Outstanding Achievement Award 2018 has been awarded to Vivian French to mark the vast range of activities in which she’s involved throughout the UK, in addition [...]

It’s World Book Day!

Every day is World Book Day here at Fraser Ross Associates – but today is a big celebration in schools and libraries throughout the UK. Events may have been curtailed by the weather, but [...]

The Reading for Pleasure Awards

Writers and illustrators who visit schools are invited to nominate those they have found particularly inspiring. The Reading for Pleasure Awards, established by The Society of Authors’ [...]