Rashmi Sirdeshpande’s Tips for Picture Books

Rashmi Sirdeshpande is a picture book author, writing both fiction and non-fiction texts, and is our partnering author for picture books for the #DACBaccess month. Here are her thoughts on why the open month is important, and her very best tips for picture book writers and illustrators.   A note about the open submissions month …

Why Polly Ho-Yen is supporting #DACBaccess

Polly Ho-Yen is the award-winning author of Boy in the Tower, Where Monsters Lie and Fly Me Home. She is our partnering author for Middle Grade writers during our #DACBaccess open month. Here’s why Polly is supporting the open month, and her top tips on putting together a submission: ‘There was a winding line of children waiting…

On Writing: The Difficult Second Novel with Gillian McAllister

  On the publication day of her outstanding new novel Anything You Do Say, Gillian McAllister tells us about the pressures of writing a second book after your debut novel was a Sunday Times bestseller… I remember the exact moment I had the idea for my second novel, Anything You Do Say. I had wanted…

Lee Child Charms on Scandi TV!

Thanks to Lee Child’s incredible success in Scandinavia, he was invited to join Fredrik Skavlan and guests on Friday evening to talk jogging, fish and chips and fighting – and how he came to write the phenomenal global bestselling Jack Reacher series. Skavlan is the show of choice for over 3 million viewers in Norway…

7 Things You Need To Know About The Killing Grounds

Today marks the publication of The Killing Grounds by Jack Ford, the first novel in an exciting new international thriller series. So, what do you need to know? The series introduces ex- US Navy-turned-investigator Thomas J Cooper – a complicated but brilliant hero who, after a terrifying encounter with Somali pirates, is left devastated, damaged…

Martina’s 25th Anniversary Gift

Martina Cole teamed up with The Reading Agency to give libraries all over the country free copies of Dangerous Lady. Libraries have been tweeting their glee at receiving the special anniversary editions   Martina has been an Ambassador for The Reading Agency since 2013 and is a passionate advocate for the cause. She says “I’m…