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Shelley Day

Shelley Day

Shelley Day Sclater was born in Newcastle and lives in Edinburgh. In former lives, she has been a lawyer, an academic psychologist and a research professor, in which capacities she wrote and edited numerous articles and books on topics as diverse as surrogacy, autonomy, identity, and divorce. Shelley now mainly writes fiction and has studied Creative Writing at Newcastle and Edinburgh Universities. Shelley’s short stories have been published in newspapers, magazines, on-line and in anthologies, most recently in New Writing Scotland 31.

 Shelley’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/pascalebientot

Shelley’s website: https://shelleyday.com/

Shelley is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Shelley

The Confessions of Stella Moon
Contraband, July 2016

1977: A killer is released from prison and returns home to a decaying, deserted boarding house choked with weeds and foreboding. Memories of strange rituals, gruesome secrets and shame hang heavy in the air, exerting a brooding power over young Stella Moon. She is eager to restart her life, but first she must confront the ghosts of her macabre family history and her own shocking crime. Guilt, paranoia and manipulation have woven a tangled web of truth and lies. All is ambiguous. Of only one thing is she certain. Stella Moon killed her own mother.

Praise for The Confession of Stella Moon:

A truly compulsive drama of guilt, manipulation and paranoia, the narrative shifts effortlessly between otherworldly scenes, searing memories and everyday realities. Laced also with plenty of quirky humour and an irresistible 1970s ambience, this thriller is a highly original but always page-turning read.
Irish Times

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30840199-the-confession-of-stella-moon

Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid

Melanie Reid is a writer and columnist at the Times. Since 2010, when she fell off her horse and broke her neck, she has written Spinal Column in the Times Saturday Magazine. She has held senior positions at the Scotsman, Sunday Mail and the Herald.

Melanie is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Melanie Reid

The Boy From Nowhere
Harper Collins, October 2015

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Growing up outside Glasgow, Gregor was 14 he asked where he was christened and was told that he was adopted. But it wasn’t quite that simple. And so began an unfolding of truths, half-truths and polite cover-ups from his various families.

In 2014 Gregor approached Times columnist Melanie Reid to help him tell his story. Together they travelled through the mining villages of central Scotland to uncover the mystery of his birth and early life. What emerged was a story of secrets, deception, tragic accidents and early death, coldness and rejection from some, but a welcome from the most unexpected of quarters.

From the squalor of industrial Coatbridge after WWI to his own 1950s Glasgow childhood, via a love letter found in the wallet of a dead man, to the meeting with the stranger who claimed to be his sister outside Lost Property at Glasgow Central Station, Gregor’s story was about finding out who he was and where he came from. That’s all he wanted to know.

Gregor Fisher

Gregor Fisher

BAFTA award-winning Gregor Fisher first became a household name with his portrayal of Rab C Nesbitt in the multi-award-winning BBC sitcom of the same name. His extensive television career includes ten series of Rab C Nesbitt and Scotch & Wry and five series of Naked Video. He has starred in BBC dramas such as Blood Red Roses, The Tales of Para Handy and Gormenghast. His film credits include Another Time, Another Place, White Mischief and Love Actually. He has a leading role in the soon to be released remake of Whisky Galore. His numerous stage appearances range from Chekhov and Shakespeare to Pinter. His autobiography, The Boy from Nowhere, was published in 2015 and accompanied by a BBC One Scotland documentary, In Search of Gregor Fisher, which followed Fisher and ghostwriter Melanie Reid during their research for the book.

Gregor Fisher is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Gregor Fisher

The Boy From Nowhere
Harper Collins, October 2015

Gregor Fisher - The Boy from Nowhere

Growing up outside Glasgow, Gregor was fourteen he asked where he was christened and was told that he was adopted. But it wasn’t quite that simple. And so began an unfolding of truths, half-truths and polite cover-ups from his various families.

In 2014 Gregor approached Times columnist Melanie Reid to help him tell his story. Together they travelled through the mining villages of central Scotland to uncover the mystery of his birth and early life. What emerged was a story of secrets, deception, tragic accidents and early death, coldness and rejection from some, but a

Daniel Gray

Daniel GrayDaniel Gray is author of the Saltire Award-nominated Homage to Caledonia: Scotland and the Spanish Civil War. Since its publication, the book has been turned into a television series and Edinburgh Fringe show. Daniel’s previous book, co-authored with David Walker, was the Historical Dictionary of Marxism, for which they have still to sell the film rights. He has regurgitated the same jokes in the fanzine of his beloved Middlesbrough FC, Fly Me to the Moon, for the worst part of a decade. Daniel also reviews books for, among others, History Scotland, writes a column in The Leither magazine and has worked as a manuscripts curator and television researcher.

Books by Daniel Gray

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Hatters, Knitters and Railwaymen: Travels through England’s Football Provinces

Taking twelve teams who had seasons of note or notoriety in the year of his birth (1981 – a gripping time in its own right, as Gray demonstrates), this is part-football book, part-travelogue and part-love letter to a local England he and so many others have forgotten.

The book is an uplifting antidote too: it bucks modern trends of big club and big city dominance by arguing that small teams and towns made the country great and matter more than ever. Neither does it sneer in the manner of so many travel books. Gray’s depictions are affectionate, optimistic and imbued with the warm humour of the places he visits.

World Rights: Bloomsbury

Daniel Gray is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Stan –stan@jennybrownassociates.com

Annemarie Allan

Annemarie Allan

Annemarie has been a teacher and a librarian, and worked as a freelance researcher for local history projects. She grew up in Edinburgh but spent many years in London, mostly trying to get back to Scotland, where she now lives in a small town on the Firth of Forth.
http://annemarieallan.com/

Books by Annemarie Allan

Ushig  

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Ellen repeats a rhyme and calls up an ancient being with the ability to shapeshift and the power to destroy.  She must now pitch her wits against primeval magic.

Rights: Floris

Breaker

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Professor Macblain has stolen the one thing that can save the Firth of Forth from environmental catastrophe. A madcap adventure unfolds.

Rights: Floris

Hox

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A prize-winning story of a disturbing encounter at the Institute of Animal Research which thrusts Robbie into a perilous journey through the inhospitable landscape of a Highland winter.

Rights: Floris

Annemarie Allan is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –lucy@jennybrownassociates.com