Expectation vs Reality with LV Matthews

As any author will tell you, finding the right agent for their work can be a long and arduous a process. After the months or years spent writing their novel and honing their craft, securing an agent is a huge milestone in their dreams of publication. But then what? As agents one of the main…

How Do You Make a Picture Book?

Picture book writing can often seem like a mystery. But the truth is picture book writers go through exactly the same trials and tribulations as any other writer. Ahead of the publication of her latest title, multiple picture book author Caroline Crowe talks about the importance of perseverance and how timing can be everything on…

Letters from Lockdown: Stewart Foster

It’s safe to say the past ten months have been a challenge for the publishing industry, with book fair cancellations and publication postponements bringing chaos and uncertainty. Many authors have seen their publication dates pushed back ever further down the calendar and this can feel incredibly frustrating – after all, what proud author wouldn’t want…

Quick Fire Questions: Beth Reekles

Hold on to your seats, the wait is finally over! The Kissing Booth 2 is here! After the sensational Netflix success of The Kissing Booth in 2018 starring Joey King, Jacob Elordi and Molly Ringwald, we can’t wait for you to see its brilliant sequel. While we’re all familiar with Elle, Noah and the rest…

Phaedra Patrick’s June Book Pick

Another month, another Darley Anderson Author’s Book Club Pick! For June’s book pick, we’ve asked the wonderful Phaedra Patrick to give us all a dose of much-needed reading inspiration. Phaedra’s signature charm and heartwarming stories have brought her novels great international success and she has now been published into 22 languages – including Russian, Korean…

Beth O’Leary: Do I need an Agent?

Are agents really necessary? What would an agent do for me and how could they help me reach my goal of being published? These are all valid questions for any prospective author. While not everyone goes down the traditional route of getting an agent, we thought we’d ask Sunday Times Bestseller Beth O’Leary to tell…