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Fiona Barton’s favourite cold-cases and The Child book trailer revealed

  Last year Fiona Barton told a tangled tale in The Widow, centered on long-suffering housewife Jean, her recently deceased husband, and the kidnapping he was accused of years before his death. Her latest thriller, The Child, out this June, sees the revival of another cold case when a journalist finds herself bound to chase the mystery of a baby’s skeleton Read More

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UK Publication Day for Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is finally out in the UK today, published by HarperCollins.   Sold in 27 territories worldwide, and optioned by Reese Witherspoon who wants to star in a film adaptation of the novel, the love for Eleanor has been unstoppable. The Daily Mail called it “unforgettable, brilliant, funny & life-affirming” and Read More

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Cover Reveal for The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor

  We can now reveal the incredibly creepy and eye-catching cover for The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor, along with an intense and exciting animation. Mixing stand-out gold typeface on a chalky background, this might just be the book you can judge by its fantastic cover.   pic.twitter.com/6OpOHs8eqB — C. J. Tudor (@carolinejtudor) March 20, Read More

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Reese Witherspoon’s Bookclub Choice

  Since sharing all of the incredible buzz around the American publication of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, there’s been one more addition we just had to share.   Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has picked Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine for her book club, calling it: ‘Beautifully written and INCREDIBLY funny, Eleanor Read More

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American Publication Day for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

  The US publication day for the touching and unforgettable debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman, is finally here! We are over the moon for Gail, and there will be buzz aplenty in the New York offices of Penguin Random House, as Pam Dorman and her team at Pamela Dorman Books/Viking celebrate the Read More

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Animated cover for THE CHILD by Fiona Barton

  We’re incredibly excited to share this amazing animated US cover for The Child by Fiona Barton, which is due to be published by Penguin Random House / Berkley (US) and Penguin Random House / Transworld (UK) in June.   The Child is the second crime-thriller by Fiona Barton, whose debut novel The Widow was Read More

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PUBLICATION DAY for MY SISTER by Michelle Adams

  Today marks the publication day for My Sister, a tense, twisting and incredibly fast-paced debut thriller from Michelle Adams, published by HarperCollins. The book has been sold in twelve different territories, and has been featured on Dead Good’s ‘Debuts to look out for 2017’ and was picked for 2017 in The Welsh Librarian.   Read More

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Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell: PUBLICATION DAY

  Congratulations to Caroline Mitchell on the publication of Sleep Tight, her second book in the Detective Ruby Preston series, published today by Bookouture. A chilling follow up to Love You To Death, this crime-thriller will leave you feeling raw, terrified, and unlikely to watch a Disney princess film any time soon.   Caroline’s previous book Read More

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Publication Day for SPRING AT BLUEBERRY BAY by Holly Martin

  This gorgeous book is perfect to read in the sunshine as spring tiptoes round the corner – Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin is published today by Bookouture.   It’s already racing up the digital charts and has been getting incredible reviews, here are just a few of them: “To say I loved Read More

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Publication Day for THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE & THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE

  Today these two wonderfully funny and entertaining early middle-grade books by Dave Lowe are published by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press. The first two books in the Dadventure series, The Incredible Dadventure and The Mumbelievable Challenge centre around Holly’s incredible adventures with her family with a third to come in August.   Dave also recently Read More

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Writing Middle Grade Fiction

  Today, in the midst of Bologna Book Fair, we’re sharing a wonderful piece from Dave Lowe, author of the MY HAMSTER series and, more recently, THE MUMBELIEVABLE CHALLENGE and THE INCREDIBLE DADVENTURE which are published this Thursday by Bonnier Zaffre / Piccadilly Press.     When I tell people that I’m a children’s author, Read More

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Publication Day for THE ESCAPE by C L Taylor

  Today is the publication day for The Escape, the fourth psychological thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author C L Taylor.   C. L. Taylor has now sold over one million copies of her books in the UK alone and has become a household name in psychological thrillers. Her previous books The Accident, The Lie Read More

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Publication day for THE SILENT FOUNTAIN

The stunning new novel from Victoria Fox is published today by HarperCollins / HQ. The Silent Fountain is a haunting and captivating mystery novel that marks a new direction for the UK bestselling author.   An epic romance with a dark undercurrent of suspense that crosses continents and decades, it’s reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier’s Read More

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THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor sells over 100,000 copies in paperback

  The Missing, the fourth psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author C. L. Taylor has now sold over 100,000 copies in paperback since Avon published in April 2016. On publication it reached No. 6 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and No. 1 in the digital chart.   The Missing was shortlisted for the Dead Good Read More

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COVER REVEAL and early praise from Jojo Moyes for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

  HarperCollins have now revelead the incredible UK cover for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman, now sold in 29 countries across the globe and to be published by HarperCollins in May this year.   The book has been featured as one of The Observer’s eight debuts of 2017 and has already received rave reviews Read More

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Publication Day: JUST CALL ME SPAGHETTI-HOOP BOY by Lara Williamson

  Today award-winning author Lara Williamson‘s third book, Just Call Me Spaghetti-Hoop Boy is published by Usborne.   A beautiful story about family, identity and superhero adventure, we can’t wait for children everywhere to join in on Adam ‘Ace’ Butters’ super story. Plus, download these amazing Just Call Me Spaghetti Hoop Boy Door Hangers to match! Read More

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The No. 5 New York Times Bestseller

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has moved up to No.5 on the New York Times bestseller list, following the first week at No.7.  Penguin / Berkley published in paperback in the US on 17th January.  This adds to the long list of accolades for this debut on both sides of the Atlantic, including a New York Times Read More

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Publication Day for MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood

Today this magnificent book, My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood, hits shelves in hardback. A tense, electrifying and beautifully written thriller, you won’t want to miss this.   Congratulations Nuala!   The One Person You Should Trust Is Lying to You…   Kate has spent fifteen years bringing global injustice home: as a decorated war Read More

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Publication Day for DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU

Today marks the publication of Don’t Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt, the second in the Eden Berrisford series.   She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.   The small city of Stockleigh is in shock Read More

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Two MMLA authors selected for The Observer’s 2017 debut novelists

  We’re incredibly proud to see two of our authors on the list of eight 2017 debut novelists to watch in The Observer this weekend.   Gail Honeyman was one of two MMLA authors to be selected for her debut novel ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, which is to be published by HarperCollins in May Read More

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SHOW STOPPER by Hayley Barker sold to Scholastic in two-book deal

  We’re thrilled to announce that the fantastic debut, SHOW STOPPER by Hayley Barker has been acquired by Scholastic in a two-book deal with the first to be published in June.   Show Stopper is a story of death-defying acrobatics, cruel games and forbidden teenage love set in a deadly circus. In the story, our country Read More

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Publication Day for WITNESS by Caroline Mitchell

Today, Caroline Mitchell’s brilliant, chilling new thriller, WITNESS is published today, just in time for some thrilling Christmas reading.   To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.   It’s been ten years since Rebecca’s testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough Read More

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Publication day for WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING by Kathryn Croft

The No.1 Amazon bestselling author, Kathryn Croft, is back with a new, chilling psychological thriller out today: While You Were Sleeping.   Just imagine you wake up to find the  man next to you is dead. But he’s not your husband and this isn’t your bed…   Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, Read More

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Publication Day for EDDY STONE & THE ALIEN CAT MASH-UP by Simon Cherry

Eddy Stone is back and he’s on a whole new adventure when a cat he rescues from the rain turns out to be an alien in disguise. The hilarious new adventure, Eddy Stone and the Alien Cat Mash-Up by Simon Cherry, is out today! And here’s Simon’s very own cat, the inspiration for the novel, looking on Read More

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Publication Day for MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood

The incredibly tense psychological thriller, My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood is published in eBook today ahead of hardback next year. Just look at that cover…and the reviews!   ‘COMPELLING AND INTRIGUING, RIGHT FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE’ Sharon Bolton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Like This, For Ever ‘A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller. Intense and harrowing, with a Read More

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Publication Day for AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR? by Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne is published, finishing their story with one amazing, disastrous, emotional night…   Spinster Club girls Evie, Amber and Lottie are having a New Year party to remember! For the first time since leaving college, all three girls are back together. It’s time for fun and flirting, snogs and shots. (And not tears and Read More

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The Widow by Fiona Barton included in in Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly

We’re absolutely thrilled that The Widow, the Sunday Times bestseller by Fiona Barton, has been picked by Publishers Weekly in their Best Books of 2016.   Not only that but they also gave it an incredible review saying it is an “exceptional debut from British journalist Barton, who circles her [Jean’s] story as if it were Read More

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Publication Day for The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt is published today, much to the relief of the thousands who pre-ordered on Amazon. A suspenseful, page-turning thriller, it’s matched by an incredible cover and we can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it!   One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Read More

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Holly Bourne and Lara Williamson Nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

We’re utterly thrilled to announce that two of our authors, Holly Bourne, author of The Spinster Trilogy and Lara Williamson, author of A Boy Called Hope, have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, one of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The books nominated are What’s A Girl Gotta Read More

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French Publication THE SECRET CITY by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld

Today is the French publication day for THE SECRET CITY by CJ Daugherty, the bestselling author of the NIGHT SCHOOL series, and Carina Rozenfeld. This is the second book in the ALCHEMIST CHRONICLES. Robert Laffont are publishing under the title LA CITÉ SECRÈTE. Here is their fantastic cover: THE SECRET CITY is published in the UK by Read More

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Italian Publication for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the Italian edition of the mesmerising LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by our very own Kate Ling. It’s being published by Il Castoro under their new HOT SPOT imprint.   Here is their gorgeous cover: Make sure you get your copy of the Little, Brown edition here.  

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Cover reveal for THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR by Mel Sherratt

Mel Sherratt has revealed the intriguing cover for her new detective thriller, The Girls Next Door, to be released on 27th October 2016, with the eBook already available for pre-order. The novel is set in the same fictional city, Stockleigh, as her successful Estate Series novels, but features Detective Eden Berrisford as its compelling new protagonist. Read More

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Publication Day for THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

It’s here! The heart-stopping, hair-raising, excitement-inducing sequel to The Secret Fire, THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld is out today.   C. J. Daugherty was also featured in the Daily Mail this week, talking about her own experiences which she drew on for the book!   ‘Remember: Demons lie’   Locked Read More

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Publication day for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton in paperback

The Widow by Fiona Barton, bestselling hardback of the year, is out in paperback today! And with a stunning quote from Stephen King himself, it’s looking better than ever.   THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   ‘If you liked GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, you might want to pick Read More

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COVER REVEAL: The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft

The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft has an utterly chilling new cover, which we’re incredibly excited to be bringing to you today! Doesn’t it just make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up?   Be careful what you wish for…   On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to Read More

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Publication day for FIRE WITCH by Matt Ralphs

At last, the sequel to the incredible FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is here: FIRE WITCH. It’s out today and is perfect for young readers with a taste for the extraordinary!   Hazel Hooper is no ordinary girl. She is a Fire Witch, and she is furious. Ever since her mother, Hecate, sacrificed herself to Read More

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German Publication SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

We’re very excited about today’s German publication of THE SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. Oetinger, the publisher of the bestseller NIGHT SCHOOL are publishing “Die Entflammten” with this fantastic cover: Get hold of your UK editions here.

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New German Paperback Covers for Teresa Driscoll

Droemer Knaur, Teresa Driscoll’s German publisher, have come up with absolutely gorgeous new jackets for the paperback publications of both RECIPES FOR MELISSA and LAST KISS GOODNIGHT.   LAST KISS GOODNIGHT will publish on the 22nd of August, followed by RECIPES FOR MELISSA in February 2017. Fingers crossed the German readership love these designs as Read More

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COVER REVEAL: Behind Closed Doors by Kathryn Croft

We’re thrilled to be revealing the new jacket for Kathryn Croft’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS today and as you can see, it’s a beauty!   A chilling psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah, S.J. Watson and Elizabeth Haynes, that will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading…   In this dark Read More

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Suspense

For our latest Team Top Five we’re delving into murky mysteries and spine-chilling suspense to celebrate the Make Us Scared theme of our Summer Writing Competition: Hayley: I See You by Claire Mackintosh Dark Places by Gillian Flynn All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson I’m Travelling Alone Read More

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Korean Edition Covers for Teresa Driscoll and Fiona Barton

Receiving translated editions of our titles and seeing how foreign publishers have decided to present the book when it comes to the cover artwork is one of the most fun parts of foreign rights. Two wonderful new Korean editions have just published, which show just how different but equally beautiful different covers of the same books can Read More

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Cover Reveal Dutch Edition FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

We’re thrilled to share the cover for the Dutch edition of Luana Lewis’s chillingly captivating FORGET ME NOT, or in Dutch VERGEET ME NIET. Cargo will be publishing in the Netherlands on 10th of November 2016.

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Russian Cover THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR

We’re very excited to reveal the more than gorgeous Russian cover for Lara Williamson’s prize-winning THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR:   Ripol will be publishing, having already beautifully published Lara’s previous title A BOY CALLED HOPE equally beautifully (right). We cannot wait to see these hit the shelves in Russia!   Usborne publish Lara’s Read More

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Dutch Publication THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS

Last week saw the Dutch publication of Kate Ling’s mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS. The wonderful people at Uitgeverij Moon published under the beautiful title EENZAAM EN EXTREEM VER WEG. This is their cover along with the rather gorgeous postcards they created for the occasion:   Here’s one of the first fab blog reviews of Read More

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Dutch Publication for EDDY STONE by Simon Cherry

Our favourite and most hilarious pirate quest EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP by Simon Cherry has now been published in the Netherlands by De Fontein.  The Dutch title is DE SCHAT VAN GRUIZELKAAK: HET EERSTE AVONTUUR VAN EDDIE KEI.  Here is their beautiful cover by Andrea Kruis – do note the rather excellent penguin.   Read More

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THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton enters Italian charts at #3

We’re delighted that New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller  THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has entered the Italian Bestseller list at number 3!   Congratulations to Fiona and fingers crossed it has a long life in the Italian charts!

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Czech publication THE LIE by C.L. Taylor

Today is the Czech Publication of C.L. Taylor’s Sunday Times Bestseller THE LIE!   Domino are publishing in the Czech Republic, (far left) and it is the perfect occasion for a round-up of all the recent foreign publications of THE LIE.   From left to right after Domino’s, Jentas have published the Danish version of THE Read More

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Italian and Norwegian THE GIRL WITH NO PAST by Kathryn Croft

This month sees the exciting publication in Italy and Norway of one of our best-selling psychological suspense novels, THE GIRL WITH NO PAST, by Kathryn Croft. A gripping suspense full of unexpected twists and turns, with over 400,000 copies sold in the UK by Bookouture, and top 5 Amazon Bestseller spots in the UK and US! Read More

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First Foreign Publications of THE WIDOW

After achieving both SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER status in the UK and the US, Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW has started hitting the foreign shelves in translation. We’ve sold the book in a record 32 languages so far, and publications are coming in thick and fast. Here are the beautiful translated editions out Read More

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WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne named Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’

We are excited to see that What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne has been selected as the Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’ for teen readers this upcoming August! This is the third and final installment in Bourne’s spirited trilogy, which follows three young women as they struggle to overcome the perils of love, friendship, Read More

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Cover Reveal for THE GIRL YOU LOST by Kathryn Croft

Bookouture have just revealed the gorgeous and atmospheric new cover for Kathryn Croft’s forthcoming title THE GIRL YOU LOST, which will be publishing in February 2016:   Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched.   Today, she came back.   Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have Read More

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RECIPES FOR MELISSA by Teresa Driscoll Shortlisted for Leserpreis 2015

We’re thrilled that our debut author Teresa Driscoll has been shortlisted for the prestigious German Reader Award, Der Leserpreis 2015, for RECIPES FOR MELISSA (German title: “Fur Alle Tage die noch kommen”).   The translation of Recipes for Melissa is one of just 16 titles with publisher Droemer Knaur shortlisted from 4,900 national nominations across a range of categories. Teresa’s Read More

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Watch the book trailer for FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs

See below for the spellbinding book trailer for Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs, which will be published by Macmillan Children’s Books on August 13th. See here for the coverage on The Guardian Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She’s desperate to meet new Read More

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The magical cover of FIRE GIRL is revealed

The stunning cover of Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs was revealed this week to unanimous praise. Macmillan Children’s Books will publish Matt’s magical children’s novel on 13th August 2015. Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate.  But when her mother is kidnapped by a Read More

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Cover revealed for RECIPES FOR MELISSA

We’re delighted to reveal the beautiful cover for Teresa Driscoll’s moving debut RECIPES FOR MELISSA Congratulations to the design team at Bookouture who  have done a brilliant job designing this cover! We feel this striking image wonderfully captures the tenderhearted, emotional and nostalgic feel of the book.  Recipes for Melissa will be published in the Read More

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MM Agency: News and Reviews

C.J. Daugherty C.J. Daugherty’s Night School series is a German bestseller Night School Resistance (Book 4)  is in * * No. 1 * * on the Kindle charts in Germany C.J. recently went to the Oetinger offices in Germany to sign 400 copies of Night School Resistance She will be returning to Germany tomorrow, for Read More

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MM Literary Agency: News & Reviews

       DON’T STAND SO CLOSE by Luana Lewis (out February 2014, Transworld) is Glamour magazine’s ‘Must Read’: ‘This is a wonderfully tense story, full of characters who may or may not be telling the truth … Compellingly creepy. Not one to read while home alone.’  Glamour Magazine IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE by Jemma Forte (out Read More

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Do you judge a book by its cover? UK literary agent talks about new cover looks for 2014

  Brand new covers for the Madeleine Milburn Agency’s 2014 publications are being revealed this month. Above from left to right: IF YOU’RE NOT THE ONE by Jemma Forte will be published by Mira Books in February 2014.  This gorgeous cover is a suitable fit for the current women’s fiction market (think Jojo Moye’s Me Read More

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