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Ella Burfoot – the facts

Caroline Deacon has interviewed Ella Burfoot for the SCBWI United Kingdom online magazine, Words and Pictures. Ella is an author/illustrator (When Darkness Slipped In/Recipe for a Story/Betty and [...]

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 [...]

The shortest day… the longest night

If you’re looking for the perfect read to tie in with this particular time of year, look no further than First Aid for Fairies and Other Fabled Beasts by Lari Don. It’s set at the [...]

A Wee Bird Was Watching

Karine Polwart and Kate Leiper have done a number of events to celebrate the recent publication of their gorgeous picture book, A Wee Bird Was Watching. Here they are at the end of a very long [...]

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 [...]

Two new novels to delight Barry Hutchison fans

We’re celebrating the publication of two splendid new titles by Barry Hutchison – Spectre Collectors: A New York Nightmare, published by Nosy Crow, and Night of the Living Ted, [...]

Hannah Foley – award-winning writer and illustrator

We’re delighted that Hannah won the Kelpies Prize 2018 with her debut novel, The Lost Wizard of Nine Witches Wood. This means that it will be published in 2019 by Floris Books. Here she is [...]

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 [...]