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 …

Arise, Knights of the Borrowed Dark!

On Tuesday night we had the pleasure of attending a very special launch for the highly anticipated Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden. For those of you who have not yet heard about KOTBD, you are in for a real treat. It tells the story of orphan Denizen Hardwick who discovers that he…

Delving into the DA Agency Authors’ Inspiration – Part One

Have you ever wondered how some of the Darley Anderson authors got into writing considering their diverse lives and careers? Want a sneak peek into the secret life of an author? Ever felt like you might have a book in you somewhere and you might just need the inspiration to do something about it? Cesca…

Two Minutes with Phaedra Patrick

Mary Darby joined newest Darley Anderson author, Phaedra Patrick, for the next in our fabulous new video series. Phaedra’s début novel, THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER, was snapped up both in the UK and US by Mira Books (Harlequin). The reaction abroad has been brilliant and the following FIVE territories have also been charmed…

Two Minutes with Beth Reekles

Clare Wallace joined teen writing sensation, Beth Reekles, for the next in our new video series with Darley Anderson authors. Clare and Beth discussed wonderful writing plans, most treasured possessions and goals for the future. As you may know, Beth was snapped up by Random House in a three-book deal aged seventeen and has published…

11 Ways Not To Start Your Novel – No. 11

At the Wrong Time At the Darley Anderson Agency we ask that any writers who wish to submit their work to us should provide the first three chapters of their novel as a sample of their writing. This is, as I understand it, standard practice in the industry. However, at least once a week I…