The first Penace reviews

When crime writer Michael J Malone writes a review it’s worth paying attention – he knows his stuff. And he’s just penned one here about Penance by Theresa Talbot. Don’t forget, you can read the first couple of chapters of Penance here.

Kids’ Lit Quiz

Kids’ Lit Quiz does what it says on the tin. It spans the globe and involves hundreds of schools in the UK alone. There are heats all over the country and they always include teams of authors and librarians as well as loads of pupil teams. The author teams are easy to spot: they’re the…

PENANCE – read chapters 1&2 for free

Nip over to Books From Scotland‘s Caledonia Noir issue and you’ll be able to read the first 2 chapters of Theresa Talbot‘s controversial new sociological crime novel Penance. Enjoy! And you’ll shortly be able to read an interview with Theresa, with insights into how the book came about. Watch this space!

Mossneuk Primary School launch Talisman fantasy

Pupils in P7 at South Lanarkshire’s Mossneuk Primary School last week staged a fantastic launch event for Talisman, the first book in Paul Murdoch’s Peck Chronicles fantasy series.     Paul dressed-up for the occasion – in a particularly cool T-shirt of the book. (His publisher was very jealous.)     2 impressive P7s acted as hosts, introducing the book…

And the cover for North of Porter is…

Kirkland Ciccone had a big cover reveal at 1200 today for his forthcoming 3rd novel, North of Porter. We thought we’d join in. If you’re reading this, you’ve already seen it. A belated ‘Tada!’ to you. It’s less than a month now until the book itself makes an appearance. (Oooh.) And exactly 32 days and nights until…

Mossneuk Primary pupils to launch Talisman

It’s all go at East Kilbride’s Mossneuk Primary School, where preparations are in full swing for the launch of Paul Murdoch’s 9+ fantasy novel Talisman on 6 October. Primary 7s are doing the organising – fantastic preparation for their transition to secondary school next year. And they have everything under control. Chairing, reviews, trailers, posters,…