Whuppity Stoorie – a Halloween story from Lari Don

Some of you may have heard that Lari Don is suffering from Long Covid – having caught the virus last March. So she has, sensibly but reluctantly, been lying low, preserving her limited [...]

Tiny Tales

Congratulations to Alexander McCall Smith and illustrator Iain McIntosh on their latest collaboration TINY TALES – published by Polygon and out now. It’s a collection of 30 short, [...]

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 [...]

#heforshe

L J MacWhirter‘s debut novel, the Carnegie-nominated Black Snow Falling, evolved over a number of years until it was published in the summer of 2018 to considerable acclaim. Since then, Liz [...]

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 [...]

The best challenge of the summer!

Today we’re handing over the FRA News slot to Sue Purkiss, whose latest novel, Jack Fortune and the Search for the Hidden Valley was selected for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. [...]

Volcanoes in the news…

Emily Dodd has written several books for the HarperCollins Big Cat series, and one, Volcanoes, may  prove useful when news bulletins are full of volcanic eruptions, most recently in Guatemala, [...]

Happy World Book Day to a Globe-Trotting Dinosaur!

What better way to celebrate World Book Day than with a fabulous new globe-trotting DEAR DINOSAUR story from dream team, Chae Strathie and Nicola O’Byrne! T REX ON TOUR is published today! T Rex [...]

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