Brothers Forever out today!

Congratulations to Claudia Boldt, whose wonderful Brothers Forever is published today!

Lee and Barnaby are brothers. Some days they get on, some days they don’t. But things change when Barnaby starts school and tensions run high. Will they remember that brothers are forever after all? This touching and honest story will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has a brother or sister.

Brothers Forever is a heartwarming tale of sibling love from the amazing author and illustrator Claudia Boldt, perfect for all fans of Oliver Jeffers and Sophy Henn.

You can order your copy here . . .

. . . and follow Claudia @claudiaboldt for updates on artwork and new titles!

Happy publication day to Hot Flush!

We are delighted to see Michelle Heaton’s Hot Flush arrive on shelves today – congratulations, Michelle!

At the age of thirty-three, Michelle Heaton, singer, TV presenter, star of the hit ITV show The Real Full Monty, mother and wife underwent a double mastectomy and hysterectomy to reduce the risk of cancer caused by the BRCA gene mutation. The journey that Michelle’s body embarked upon following the surgeries led her into the menopause in her mid-thirties. Though her story is undoubtedly unique, what’s not is her understanding of living and dealing with the menopause as a hardworking mother and wife, and it is this wisdom that she wants to share with other women – over 13 million women in the UK – estimated to be experiencing the menopause.

Candid and honest, Hot Flush details Michelle’s struggles with dealing with the menopause in her own head as well as in her marriage, family life and the work place. She details the emotional and physical challenges she has faced – the explosive moods, the hot flushes and the mourning of the loss of a woman’s sex appeal. Along the way, she offers real help and advice on how to stay healthy in mind and body.

Hot Flush is a no-holds-barred story of how Michelle has juggled her health, her emotional life and the menopause and her advice for other women in the same situation.

You can buy your copy here . . .

. . . and follow Michelle @wonderwomanshel for more updates and information on her upcoming events!

Welcome to the Agency Maggie Li!

We are delighted to welcome the super-talented Maggie Li to Bell Lomax Moreton Agency.

As well as art directing the stunning children’s publication OKIDO, Maggie has illustrated several exciting non-fiction picture books, including The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives and The Amazing Body Detectives, both published by Pavilion books. She is represented at the agency by Paul Moreton.

You can view Maggie’s agency portfolio here

… and to find out more about her work you can visit her website, and follow her on Twitter @mmaggieli and Instagram @mmaggieli.


Helena Duggan shortlisted for CrimeFest Award

A Place Called Perfect, by Helena Duggan, has been shortlisted for the annual CrimeFest Awards in the age 8-12 category.

Violet hates living in Perfect. Why does everyone have to wear special glasses to stop them going blind? What are the strange noises in the night and why is Mum acting so weird? Then Dad disappears and Violet is determined to uncover the truth with the help of the mysterious Boy. But returning normality to Perfect is a battle they never imagined . . .

The shortlist was announced in The Bookseller today, and the winner will be announced at the CrimeFest Gala Awards Dinner on Saturday 19th May.

Since its publication last year, A Place Called Perfect has been named in Tom Fletcher’s Book Club, shortlisted for the Bord Gais Irish Energy Book Awards, and shortlisted in the Young Fiction Category for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018. Many congratulations on this latest achievement, Helena!

You can get your own copy of A Place Called Perfect here . . .

. . . and stay up to date with Helena on Twitter @heldideas for more exciting news about all things Violet and Perfect!