Lari Don and Eilidh Muldoon at the Edinburgh International Book Festival (virtually)

It’s been an odd summer without book festivals to visit. But there was something rather nice about sitting in the comfort of my own home, on a frankly disgusting, misty-moisty August day in [...]

Tanya Landman

The ability to write for different age-groups and in different genres isn’t a skill with which all writers are blessed. But Tanya Landman, whose first novel, Waking Merlin, was published in [...]

Counting Kindnesses

Congratulations to Hollis Kurman and Barroux – their first picture book together, Hello! A Counting Book of Kindnesses is out now, published by Otter-Barry Books. It’s a beautiful, [...]

The Big Book Weekend!

The Big Book Weekend is an online festival curated by authors Kit De Waal and Molly Flatt. You can register for it here – free of charge. Supported by the BBC and Arts Council England, [...]

Support relating to the impact of Covid-19

Here are some sources of support for writers and illustrators in these challenging times. The Authors’ Emergency Fund launched by the Society of Authors – a joint initiative with the [...]

Interesting times – stay safe

These are interesting – if tough – times for us all. We’re fortunate in being able to continue to work very much as normal – and the publishing industry has responded [...]

One Shot… one take…

Tanya Landman‘s One Shot – a story inspired by the early life of the great Annie Oakley – has been announced as the winner of this year’s Scottish Teenage Book Prize [...]

Fierce, Fearless and Free

This wonderful anthology of stories from all over the world was launched at The Edinburgh Bookshop, an early celebration for International Women’s Day. Author Lari Don explained that she [...]

Are you sitting comfortably?

Three of our illustrators had artwork featured on the BBC website – commissions to accompany short stories for children. Jill Calder‘s illustration is the perfect accompaniment to How [...]

The January Writers’ Tweet Pitch – why not pitch in?

Friday 10th January sees the return of the popular XpoNorth Writers’ Tweet Pitch – from 9am to 9pm literary agents and publishers in Scotland will be glued to their Twitter feed, [...]