Dom & Ink to publish Free To Be Me with Penguin Random House Children’s

Announced today, we’re absolutely thrilled that Dom & Ink has signed a deal for a LGBTQ+ activity book with Penguin Random House Children’s. Scheduled for publication in May 2019, Free To Be Me will be an LGBTQ+ journal for anyone from 13 to 103 – by writer, illustrator and utterly fabulous merman, Dom&Ink.

Every rainbow-coloured page is packed with LGBTQ+ activities, advice and attitude. With spreads to colour, scribble, design and glitter, you’ll meet dancing drag queens, rainbow donuts and the world’s sassiest LGBTQ+ dinosaur: Brett the Sassysaurus! Read quotes from real-life rainbow icons, find out how to throw your own Pride Party, and learn about the history of gay rights. Most importantly: celebrate being yourself and what makes YOU amazing!

Warm, hilarious, caring and insightful, Free To Be Me will fill every reader with self-esteem, confidence, colour and pride.

You can pre-order your copy of Free To Be Me here . . .

. . . and you can stay up to date with Dom’s work on Twitter @dom_and_ink and on Instagram @domandink

Bob Skinner returns in Cold Case

It’s a monumental day today as the 30th book in the Bob Skinner series is published!

Cold Case, the latest outing for former Chief Constable Bob Skinner, is a thrilling mystery that doesn’t shy away from its share of grit and heart-stopping twists.

When a murder investigation that’s been closed for thirty years is suddenly re-opened, former Chief Constable Bob Skinner is quickly drawn into the action.

The story of the Body in the Quarry was well-known around Edinburgh all those years ago: a popular priest found dead in a frozen quarry; a suspect with a clear motive charged; a guilty verdict. But with a journalist uncovering new evidence, the cold case has come back to haunt Skinner’s old mentor Jimmy Proud – and only one man can help him.

Skinner is long out of the police force, but he can’t say no. With the clock ticking, and his friend’s reputation at stake, he must uncover the truth to find out if an innocent man was convicted for murder. And if a killer is still on the loose . . .

You can get your own copy of Cold Case here . . .

If you’ve missed out on any of the novels leading up to Cold Case, today is also your lucky day because it’s also the paperback publication day for A Brush With Death, the 29th Bob Skinner novel.

Skinner joins his old team in a complex murder investigation when millionaire Leo Speight is found poisoned at his Ayrshire mansion and Police Scotland has a tough case on its hands. Speight was a champion boxer with national hero status, and a long list of lovers and friends stand to benefit from his estate. Did one of them decide to speed things up? Or was jealousy or rivalry the motive?

The Security Service wants to stay close to the investigation and they have just the man to send in: ex-Chief Constable Bob Skinner. Skinner might have retired from the police, but solving crimes is in his blood. Combining forces with DI Lottie Mann and DS Dan Provan of Serious Crimes, he’s determined to see Speight’s murderer put away for a long time. But there’s a twist even Bob Skinner couldn’t see coming . . .

You can get your own copy of A Brush With Death here . . .

Elle Wright and Ask Me His Name featured in Mail on Sunday

Elle Wright was featured in this week’s Mail on Sunday, as Marina Fogle wrote movingly and powerfully about their shared experiences of baby loss.

Elle and Marina’s chat is also available to listen to in its full form on The Parent Hood podcast.

If you haven’t yet read Elle’s story of living a motherhood that she never expected, you can get your own copy of Ask Me His Name here . . .

. . . and you can stay up to date with Elle’s work and writing on Instagram @feathering_the_empty_nest

The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator sets sail today!

On a day where the deluge is almost enough to create a sea right outside the Bell Lomax Moreton offices, we’re thrilled to see The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator launch on its voyage to shelves today!

An enchanting, charming story of bravery on the ice-tipped ocean. Curious, pin-bright Oona Britt dreams of setting sail with her ship’s captain father for a life of excitement on the wild waves.

She has read stories of a magical creature – the Nardoo – who swims through the stars at night, and stows away on whaling boat the Plucky Leopard for an adventure full of myths and marvel among the ice-caps.

With illustrations by our very own supremely talented Anuska Allepuz on every page, we can’t wait for readers of all ages to discover this magical and charming tale penned in beautiful style by Matilda Woods!

You can get your own copy of The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator here . . .

. . . and you can see more of Anuska’s fantastic artwork on Instagram @anuskaallepuz