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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

Cake, anybody?

At the launch of the paperback edition of Black Snow Falling at the Edinburgh Bookshop, the author, L J MacWhirter – Liz to her friends – unveiled a fabulous cake.     [...]

Walking Mountain by Joan Lennon

At various meetings with editors in London last week, amidst the pitching of FANTASTIC new books by writers and illustrators represented by Fraser Ross Associates, we found ourselves revisiting [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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