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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Writing Disabled Characters

We’re privileged to work with young writers through our involvement with The Pushkin Prizes in Scotland and St Petersburg and The Young Walter Scott Prize – creative writing [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Eilidh Muldoon’s new colouring book

Following the huge success of Eilidh’s wonderful colouring books – – Birlinn Books has published her latest – and this one introduces Charles Rennie Mackintosh. [...]

Hannah Foley and how she drew Billy Hippo

Scottish Book Trust has posted an interview with Exeter-based illustrator, Hannah Foley in which she reveals the story behind the story of How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Billy’s story is [...]

#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 [...]

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