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Publication Day: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne

  Perfect kisses in the rain, the bad boy turned good, chasing you through the airport… It Only Happens in the Movies!   Today is the day: Holly Bourne has finally torn away the masquerade of romance in movies with her stunning new standalone YA book, It Only Happens in the Movies. From explaining to us Read More

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The Glow Of Fallen Stars by Kate Ling and The Spectacular Holly-Day by Dave Lowe: Publication Day

  It’s publication day for a duo of fabulous books! Kate Ling’s dazzling YA sequel to The Loneliness of Distant Beings is finally here: The Glow of Fallen Stars. For younger readers, Holly’s madcap adventures continue in The Spectacular Holly-Day by Dave Lowe.   Kate Ling’s The Glow of Fallen Stars, published by Little Brown, plunges Read More

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MM Agency Authors at YALC

  Now in its fourth year, YALC – the Young Adult Literature Convention – is the place to be if you’re a fan of YA fiction. Bringing together fantastic authors, publishers and readers, three of our authors will be appearing this year across author events, writing workshops, book signings, book-themed activities and more.   Hayley Read More

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Madeleine Milburn judges the Caledonian Award

Caledonia Novel Award 2018

  To all unpublished writers!   The brilliant Caledonia Novel Award is now accepting entries for its 2018 competition. Based in Scotland, but with an international outlook, the award is open to all unpublished or self-published works from around the world, and has an excellent reputation for discovering writers who go on to sign deals Read More

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Roll Up! Publication day for Show Stopper by Hayley Barker

  Roll up, roll up for the deadliest show on Earth!   Hayley Barker‘s debut YA novel, Show Stopper is published today by Scholastic, along with an explosive trailer which you can watch below. A dazzling, high-octane read, it’s filled with death-defying acrobatics, circus crowds with an appetite for death and disaster, and two forbidden Read More

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Holly Bourne at Waterstones Piccadilly: Keep It In The Family

  On Tuesday 9th May Waterstones Piccadilly will be hosting our wonderful, prize-winning YA author Holly Bourne, who will be discussing families in Young Adult literature alongside Rachael Lucas, Tamsyn Murray and Paige Toon. In what will be a fabulous and fascinating evening, they will explore the role of parents, grandparents and stress-you-out-siblings in their latest 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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And A Happy New Year by Holly Bourne

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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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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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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Ahead of Thursday’s publication of THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, this incredible trailer was released yesterday. Thrilling, creepy and brilliant, we can’t wait for the book to be hitting the shelves in two days so you can read it for yourselves. If this doesn’t make you want to buy it, 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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Holly Bourne in conversation with BuzzFeed

Yesterday, this amazing interview with Holly Bourne went live on BuzzFeed. After #IAmAFeminist trended worldwide on publication of What’s  A Girl Gotta Do?, Holly found herself reliving Lottie’s own character arc, reporting and blocking abusive Twitter trolls. Take a look at the full interview for some inspiring words from Holly and here’s an excerpt below: Read More

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Publication Day for WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne

After a super weekend at YALC, Holly Bourne’s WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? is officially out in the world, published today by Usborne.   Lottie is fed up. She’s fed up of her parents pressurising her to get into Cambridge, she’s fed up of bad things happening to good people, but most of all she’s fed Read More

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Young Adult

To celebrate YALC we have spent (part of) the morning compiling lists of our favourite YA titles, an activity which proved surprisingly hard when we’re not allowed to add any of our own wonderful YA authors! Thérèse’s top 5 picks: 1. We were Liars by E. Lockhart 2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Read More

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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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Holly Bourne’s AM I NORMAL YET? wins Lancashire Book Award 2016

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our bestselling YA author, Holly Bourne, has won the 30th annual Lancashire Book of the Year Award , 2016, with her  fantastic novel AM I NORMAL YET?   The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given Read More

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Publication Day for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass

Today is the US publication day for the dark and chilling THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass. It is being published by Disney Hyperion, and here are some of the fantastic reviews so far:   “A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame”―Kirkus 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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Publication Day for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the utterly mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling. It is the first book in a trilogy and is being published by Little, Brown.   “This is how it feels to realise that your whole miserable life and everything in it has never been yours, has always belonged Read More

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World Book Night and Holly Bourne’s AM I NORMAL YET?

World Book Night was this weekend, and we were so excited that Holly Bourne’s Am I Normal Yet? was one of the fifteen fantastic titles on their list to be given away this year.   The list was curated to reach specific audiences with different attitudes or approaches to reading, and the selection of Am I Read More

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Publication Day for IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS

Today is the publication of Eliza Wass’s haunting debut IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS, which is being published by Quercus Books.   Pre-Publication Praise “it’s a breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Creswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame. A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along Read More

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We’re delighted that our wonderful author HOLLY BOURNE has made the shortlist of this year’s YA BOOK PRIZE with AM I NORMAL YET?! The YA book Prize is now in its second year, having been awarded last year to Louise O’Neill for ONLY EVER YOURS. The winner will be announced on the 2nd of June. Read More

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Literary Agent Sarah O’Halloran’s Wish List

I started at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency last month and now that I’ve mastered the coffee machine I thought it was high time I let you know a little bit more about the kind of books that excite me.    I’m looking for upmarket commercial fiction, reading group fiction, accessible literary fiction, children’s and Read More

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The launch of THE SECRET FIRE by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

The first book in the Alchemist Chronicles, The Secret Fire, co-authored by bestselling authors C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, was launched last night at Hatchards, London St Pancras. C.J Daugherty is the international bestselling author of the Night School series, translated into over 22 different languages, and Carina Rozenfeld is the French bestselling author of Read More

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Cover reveal for THE CRESSWELL PLOT (US edition)

We are very excited to share Disney Hyperion’s cover for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass! THE CRESSWELL PLOT has been sold in the following foreign language territories so far: Chinese Complex: Star East, German: Magellan Verlag, Portuguese (Brazil): Verus Editora, Spanish: Ediciones B, Italian: Il Castoro Quercus will publish simultaneously in the UK – Read More

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MM Agency Summer Author Interview – Kate Ling

For our second summer interview with MM authors, we are quizzing Kate Ling whose forthcoming YA trilogy THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS will be published by Little Brown Kids next Spring and already has six foreign sales! What’s your daily routine when you are writing?  Since I have a day job, I mostly write at night.  Usually I start Read More

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C.J. Daugherty to appear at YALC at London Comic Con

Saturday 18 July 2015: 12:30pm and 4:00pm C.J. Daugherty, author of the international bestselling Night School series and co-author of the upcoming Secret Fire series, will be appearing on a panel at YALC to talk about writing strong characters at 12:30pm on the 18th July. She will also be signing copies of her books. C.J. will Read More

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Bestselling author C.J. Daugherty events at London Book Fair and Comic Con!

This spring is particularly exciting for C.J. Daugherty fans. Ahead of the publication of the final installment of the international bestselling Night School series, Endgame (4 June 2015), and a hotly anticipated collaboration with Carina Rozenfeld, The Secret Fire (3 September 2015), C.J. will be making a number of London appearances! London Book Fair Tuesday 14 April Read More

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Holly Bourne on Young Volunteers list for Summer Reading Challenge 2015

We are delighted to announce that Holly Bourne is on the Young Volunteers List for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge 2015! The Summer Reading Challenge in libraries is the UK’s leading reading for pleasure programme for primary school aged children, and it runs in 98% of local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland every summer. Read More

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The first time a British YA book series has been produced for an online audience

Based on the international bestselling Young Adult books by C.J. Daugherty, Night School the Web Series launches today! As featured on the front page of The Guardian, today marks the launch of the first EVER web series based on a UK YA book. The brainchild of a husband-and-wife team: BAFTA-nominated Director Jack Jewers and author C.J. Read More

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C. J. Daugherty’s Night School ‘Webisodes’ to be released before Christmas

The compelling Night School Series by C.J. Daugherty  is brought to life in a series of online episodes! Here at the agency we are getting very excited about the release of the first episode of the Night School Web Series. The series will be launched on Daugherty’s Youtube channel on the 12th of December, and one episode Read More

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C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld signing at Montreuil Book Fair 2014

International bestselling YA authors C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld will be attending the ‘Salon du Livre et de la Presse Jeunesse’(Montreuil Children’s Book Fair) this weekend. The Salon du Livre in Montreuil is one of the leading book exhibitions for children and young people in France. C.J. and Carina will be signing books and discussing Read More

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Holly Bourne, Rupert Wallis, Lara Williamson and Dave Lowe shortlisted for Children’s Book Awards!

We are delighted to announce that four of our wonderfully talented children’s fiction authors have been nominated for prestigious book awards. Leeds Book Awards A BOY CALLED HOPE by Lara Williamson has been shortlisted for the 9-11 category, THE DARK INSIDE by Rupert Wallis for the 11-14 category and THE MANIFESTO ON HOW TO BE Read More

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Agency authors and international publicity

Author of the international bestselling Night School series C.J. Daugherty has been on several international tours this year, seeing her publishers and fans at book signings, panel events and literary festivals. Recently, C.J attended the Festival du Livre de Mouans-Sartoux in France, and towards the end of this month, she’ll be attending the Krakow Book Fair with Read More

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MM Agency: News & Reviews

Radhika Sanghani in the Evening Standard ‘It’s a wry and squeamish look at today’s social and sexual pressures…’ Read the full article here Virgin is released in the UK on September 12th The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne is No. 1 in the Waterstones School Chart Read Holly Bourne‘s article, Why School Read More

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