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…

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: June

Martina Cole – in conversation As part of Queen of Crime Martina Cole’s anniversary year,Headline put on a very special rooftop book club event in partnership with Woman & Home. Martina was in conversation with Fanny Blake in the rooftop garden of Headline’s stunning offices. They discussed Martina’s most recent release, Betrayal, and her glittering…

Year of Martina Cole: Nielsen|Specsavers Bestseller Award

‘Martina Cole’s success must be a source of envy for many’ –  Independent, 2016 Not many people would argue with that. This year marks 25 years since Martina’s debut novel Dangerous Lady was published. 25 years, 22 novels, 22 bestsellers and of those at least 15 No.1 Sunday Times Bestsellers. How could this consistent and…

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…

An Interview with Beth Reekles

Beth Reekles is the teen sensation behind THE KISSING BOOTH, officially one of the world’s most influential teenagers and the newest author to join the Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency, agented by Clare Wallace. At fifteen, Beth began uploading her debut novel THE KISSING BOOTH to story-sharing platform Wattpad, where it quickly accumulated over 19 million…