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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

#VOTE100BOOKS at the Hay Festivals

This is the list of books written by women selected for a series of debates being kicked off at the Hay Festival this weekend, and continuing at the Hay Festivals round the world. #VOTE100BOOKS [...]

Megan (without an h) kicks off Girls FC!

The vagaries of children’s publishing mean that books come, and books go – it’s often hard to work out exactly why. But in the case of Helena Pielichaty‘s superb Girls FC [...]

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 [...]