Submissions: FAQs

Submissions: FAQs We had a fantastic response to our last submissions post outlining what we look for in a covering letter. If you haven’t had a chance to read it yet then go check it out. Now that you have the basis for a strong covering letter, we want to make sure that you have…

On Writing: Villains with Chris Carter

We all need someone to hate. It’s good for the soul, we reckon. And while it’s not that useful to hate a real person, literature gives us a plethora of scumbags to choose from: Hannibal Lecter, Cruella de Vil, Voldemort, Iago – all so absolutely awful that you wish them dead. But how do you…

On Writing: Olivia Levez and The Second Book

For a debut author, the publication of your first novel feels like a dream come true. An exciting and very rewarding end to, possibly, years of blood, sweat and tears. But now you must write your second novel which comes with a stricter deadline and the added pressure of living up to the hype and…

On Writing: Cesca Major talks Plot

For any writer, first time or otherwise, you are inevitably going to come up against some issues with your plot: Is there enough drama in the second half? How do I get from A to B in an exciting and original way? Who should I kill off next? In the first of our ‘On Writing’…

Agency Newsletter: February

Hello all you bloggers out there, I am very pleased to present you with the first Agency Newsletter, a roundup of all the exciting things that have been going on at the agency and with our lovely authors. I’m Kristina, I recently joined the agency as the Rights Assistant, supporting Mary and Emma who work incredibly hard securing…

Delving into the DA Authors’ Inspiration – Part Two

Now it’s Friday, and we are officially starting to count down to Christmas (!!), we wanted to continue what we started last week with all of our wonderful Adult authors… it’s time to share how some of our Children’s authors got to writing… Cathy Cassidy, Puffin’s bestselling author for girls and of the CHOCOLATE BOX…