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Get Waterstones’s Exclusive Edition of The Turn of the Key

8 August, 2019

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Waterstones have produced a special edition of Ruth Ware’s The Turn of the Key, with sprayed edges. Pick up a signed copy while stocks last here for just £10.99. To...

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Andy Explains Time-Bomb Jokes on the Radio

24 June, 2019

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Andy Stanton was featured on comedian and presenter Bennett Arron’s show on BBC Three Counties. Listen to him discuss the upcoming Mr Gum musical, his guilty pleasure tracks, making a lot...

One of The "25 Best Books To Read During Coronavirus"

Watch The Trailer for The Floor is Lava

18 June, 2019

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Simon & Schuster US has released a trailer for Ivan Brett’s unplugged games book, The Floor is Lava. Watch the trailer here. Follow Ivan as he cycles across the...

How Far We Fall

Jane’s Second Writers’ Retreat

29 April, 2019

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Jane Shemilt is currently running a writers’ retreat for underrepresented writers in her Gloucestershire home. The writers are mentees of Penguin’s #WriteNow programme. The week features writing, discussion and...

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Jane Runs Writers’ Retreat

4 March, 2019

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Jane Shemilt has run a writers’ retreat for underrepresented writers in Dorset. Jane hosted four authors for a week of writing, discussion and author visits. Jane hopes to regularly...

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Kate Scott Launches AuthorPenPals

31 May, 2018

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Kate Scott has launched a scheme called AuthorPenPals, which pairs authors with schools to recommend and react to books. Authors in the scheme recommend books to pupils by sending...

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Fairytale Hairdresser Toys Announced

13 February, 2018

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A line of toys based on Sunny Day, Nickelodeon’s TV adaptation of Abie Longstaff‘s The Fairytale Hairdresser series, have been announced by Walmart. See the announcement on I4U news here. “The all-new...

Bluepencilagency First Novel Award Winners Announced

Bluepencilagency First Novel Award Winners Announced

2 November, 2017

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  Historical thriller Half Of You, by Carolyn Kirby, has won the inaugural Bluepencilagency First Novel Award. The runner up is a comedy crime novel entitled The Wrong Guy, by Neil McLennan....

Bluepencilagency First Novel Prize Shortlist Announced!

Bluepencilagency First Novel Prize Shortlist Announced!

12 September, 2017

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Bluepencilagency have announced their shortlist for their 2017 First Novel Prize. The shortlist was selected by Saskia Sarginson, Bluepencilagency and the Eve White team. The winner, announced on 31st...

Where I Work

18 May, 2015

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In a new blog post for Nosy Crow, Tracey Corderoy take us around her…

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