I can’t quite believe that January is now behind us but as we dive into February we have a lot to celebrate.
Congratulations to the wonderful Laura James. Laura has been signed by Ellen Holgate and the team at Bloomsbury and this Spring will see the publication of book one in her series, The Adventures of Pug.
Captain Pug will commence his antics in May this year so look out for more news about where Laura will be and what she’s up to.
Congratulations must also go to Jess French who signed a deal with Egmont for four Minibeast Adventure books. The first two will publish this month and are full of great minibeast facts. Jess will also be out and about so we’ll keep you up to date with appearances and events.
We also need to congratulate Keilly Swift for her deal with Lantana. The Tigon and The Liger will be publishing this September. This is Keilly’s first picture book but she is no stranger to publishing and working with children. As managing editor of First News, Keilly is looking forward to meeting more children to talk about her book and truly celebrate all our differences.
And last but by no means least congratulations to John McLay and Martin Brown. As well as more adventures for Harry and Oats (more news next month) together they are due to publish a new non-fiction book, Beastly Beasts. Entertaining, funny and perfect for young readers I’m looking forward to seeing the pair in action.
As well as book news we’re hugely excited to be welcoming new clients to the Bath Literary Agency.
So a big WELCOME to:
Ros Roberts. Ros’s writing is bursting with warmth and clever observation. Her stories sit perfectly between Cathy Cassidy and Jacqueline Wilson and offer wonderful, accessible tales that young readers will devour. Ros’s recent return from Texas back to the UK adds a further dimension to her writing and makes her voice truly unique. Her first manuscript, Love 40 is a perfect example.
Michelle Howes is no stranger to the world of children’s books and was discovered by Barry Cunningham of Chicken House. Her writing has a really broad appeal and goes across boys and girls brilliantly. She has the ability to ask ‘what if’ with incredible results. There are always surprises and constantly questions and her readers won’t stop till they find out. . .don’t take my word for it though why not read Carnegie nominated, Feed to find out!
And the last and most recently a big welcome goes to Harry Heape. Welcome to the Bath Literary Agency. Harry’s humour and comedic tales are laugh out loud funny. His first book, The No.1 Golden Rule of Shining is entertaining, inspiring and bursting with heart. . . it was love at first giggle. . .
Other than this we’re managing to stay warm here in Bath and keep ourselves busy so there will be more news soon!
Now for a cuppa and back to work. . .