On Writing: Characters in Children’s Fiction with Kim Slater

Writing with a voice that feels authentic and distinctive is one is one of the key elements of a great book. It’s something that all writers strive to hone and need to nail in order to hook the reader. It’s a long process and that process becomes more complicated when you are writing for a…

Agency Newsletter: November

It’s been another busy month for the agency as lots of fantastic deals are still coming in off the back of a successful Frankfurt. We have also had a number of award nominations and wins for our authors which is always exciting to see! Here is the news from November! Lee Child’s unstoppable global success…

Agency Newsletter: July

Martina Cole’s unstoppable success It has been 25 years since Martina Cole’s debut novel Dangerous Lady was published and in a career which has seen her break almost every publishing record there is – she holds more No.1 original bestsellers than any other author with each novel outselling the last – she’s still topping the…

Agency Newsletter: February

Hi again, A sheepish return to the blog as this newsletter comes a little later than anticipated. However, rest assured the reason for delay is all due to a staggeringly busy couple of months. With the London and Bologna book fairs, this is one of the most exciting times of the year but very much requires…

Agency Newsletter

Hello! There’s always a lot going on at the agency, with authors, rights, submissions etc. but we always want to keep you in the loop. The newsletter is, again, packed with news. August is usually a quiet month in publishing – but not for the DA Agency. Our debut authors are enjoying immense success around…

What Makes Libraries Special?

Make sure you visit Polly’s blog here for the whole journey and more wonderful stories and picture like these. Polly’s second novel, Where Monsters Lie, is out 7th July 2016.   DA Children’s Agency, what makes libraries special?