Julia Gray’s Ada Lovelace YA novel to Andersen Press

Chloe Sackur, commissioning editor at Andersen Press, has bought a new novel by Julia Gray from Louise Lamont at LBA. I, Ada is a new YA novel based on the early life of Victorian computer programmer Ada Lovelace. It publishes in paperback


Avon buys two sagas from Jane Holland

Avon has acquired World English rights to two sagas set in Cornwall in WWII by bestselling thriller writer Jane Holland, writing under the pseudonym Betty Walker. Senior commissioning editor Tilda McDonald bought the titles at auction from Alison Bonomi at

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Liz Fenwick’s Cornwall novel masterlist

At a time where we can’t travel, LBA author Liz Fenwick has curated a masterlist of novels set in idyllic Cornwall for a seaside escape in fiction! Liz is the author of several Cornwall novels, most recently the delightful The Path to the


Cover Reveal: THE WEEKEND AWAY by Sarah Alderson

Author and screenwriter Sarah Alderson’s first thriller from Avon, THE WEEKEND AWAY, will be published in July 2020, and here is the awesome cover!


Four-book deal for Heidi Swain with S&S!

The wonderful Heidi Swain has signed a four-book deal with her publisher Simon & Schuster, who acquired world rights for all four books from Amanda Preston at LBA. The first book is scheduled for publication in April 2021, while Heidi’s next book,


Dishoom shortlisted for Book Of The Year

Congratulations to Dishoom – their cookbook DISHOOM: FROM BOMBAY WITH LOVE (Bloomsbury) has been shortlisted for Book Of The Year (non-fiction: lifestyle category) at this year’s British Book Awards!


Woodfine longlisted for Alligator’s Award

Congratulations to Katherine Woodfine and illustrator Briony May Smith – their book SOPHIE TAKES TO THE SKY (Barrington Stoke) has been longlisted for this year’s Alligator’s Award, run by independent bookshop The Alligator’s Mouth.


Clapham shortlisted for Sheffield Children’s Book Awards

Congratulations to Katie Clapham and illustrator Kirsti Beautyman – their book THE MISSING BOOKSHOP (Stripes) has been shortlisted in the Emerging Reads category at this year’s Sheffield Children’s Book Awards!


JEMIMA SMALL shortlisted for the Hampshire Book Award!

Congratulations to Tamsin Winter, whose second novel, JEMIMA SMALL VERSUS THE UNIVERSE, has been shortlisted for the 2020 Hampshire Book Award.

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Publication Day: CYBERSTRIKE: LONDON by James Barrington and Professor Richard Benham

Happy publication day to dream team James Barrington and Professor Richard Benham on their thriller CYBERSTRIKE: LONDON, which will be launched in paperback at the National Cyber Awards later this year. 7/7/2005: Ben Morgan, a cybersecurity specialist with the Metropolitan