Coming soon… a new CBeebies series written by Emily Dodd

Slow down, look clearly. What can you see? Writer, artist, science educator, wild swimmer, footballer, traveller and all round have-a-go girl Emily Dodd spent much of last winter writing a ten [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

So you think you’ve got it bad…

It’s great news for Chae Strathie and illustrator Maris Morea – the first in a series of ‘So you think you’ve got it bad…‘ books about the Ancient Greeks has [...]

So many reasons to celebrate Jan Pienkowski!

Jan Pienkowski has been awarded BookTrust‘s Lifetime Achievement Award. It couldn’t have happened to a more talented, influential, innovative and delightful person. You can read about [...]

Creating magical stories with Lari Don

The Cymera Book Festival celebrates fantasy and science fiction writing through a whole range of events to be held in Edinburgh from 7th to 9th June. The programme – which you can find here [...]

I wanted to be Darth Vader…

It was Star Wars that inspired Barry Hutchison‘s love of villains, and he’s managed to select 10 unlikely villains for this blog for the BookTrust website including Caddie in Raggy [...]

First, find your notebook…

Diana Hendry – poet and award-winning writer for children – reveals her passion for notebooks. It’s a passion shared by most of the writing community, but she takes it to new [...]

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