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Emily MacKenzie

Emily Mackenzie

 

Web: http://www.emilymackenzie.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyillustrator
Twitter: @emilymackenzie_

Emily Mackenzie is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Edinburgh who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. Working mainly with ink, digital collage and screen printing, Emily’s illustrative work draws from childhood memories, an inquisitive nature and a vivid imagination. As well as drawing, Emily loves knitting and generally gets very excited about anything bright and colourful!

 

Books by Emily MacKenzie

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Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat
Stanley LOVES to knit. He knocks up pom-poms at breakfast time, whips up bobble hats at bath time. He even knits in his sleep!

IBW Book Award, Winner 2016

Published by Bloomsbury, 2016

 

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Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. Soon his obsession sends him spiralling into a life of crime!

Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Awards, Winner 2016

Published by Bloomsbury, 2015

 

Emily MacKenzie is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

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Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan

Born in Edinburgh and educated at Trinity College Dublin, Sara Sheridan is most famous for her two series of historical novels: one, the Mirabelle Bevan novels, noir mysteries set in 1950s Brighton, and the other exploring on real lives of late Victorian adventurers. Her first book, Truth or Dare, featured in the Sunday Times Top 50 and was nominated for the Saltire Prize; in 2015 Sara was named one of the Saltire Society’s 365 most influential Scottish women, past and present. She sits on the Committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland and is also on the board of the UK-wide writers’ collective ‘26’, taking part in the acclaimed 26 Treasures project in 2010 at the V&A, in 2011 at National Museum of Scotland and in 2012 at the Children’s Museum, Bethnal Green. An occasional journalist and blogger, Sara has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and blogged for the Guardian and the London Review of Books. She is a member of the Historical Writers Association and the Crime Writers Association and occasionally mentors for the Scottish Book Trust.

Sara’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarasheridan

Sara’s website: http://www.sarasheridan.com/

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

Books by Sara

On Starlit Seas
Black & White Publishing, July 2016

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1824 – Charged with a mission by the Empress of Brazil, celebrated writer and the toast of Georgian London, Maria Graham sets off for England with the Brazilian civil war at its height. Newly widowed and a woman travelling alone, the stakes are high and when she accepts roguish smuggler Captain James Henderson’s offer of passage on his ship, she gets more than she bargains for.

Henderson is on a journey of his own, back to his childhood home in Covent Garden. Onboard Maria discovers both a dangerous secret concealed in a chocolate bar and an irresistible attraction to the mysterious captain. But falling in love with a smuggler is almost unthinkable for a woman of Maria’s social standing. Though Henderson tries his utmost to abandon his life of crime and forge a new identity as a London gentleman, he is caught in a dangerous tangle with a deadly aristocratic smuggling ring.

The only chance he has to save himself and prove worthy of Maria is to unmask the gang and break free from their clutches, but will it be enough? On Starlit Seas is a breathless tale of adventure, love and chocolate set at the height of the British Empire.

Praise for On Starlit Seas

Sheridan binds together social comment, romance on the high seas, pursuit by excisemen, knife-wielding toerags in the stench of 19th-century London and the consumption of so much hot chocolate that the pages seem impregnated with its heady aroma. It all makes On Starlit Seas a pleasure to consume, and not even a guilty one.
Herald

Mirabelle Bevan Series
Operation Goodwood (#5)
Constable, February 2017

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1955. When Mirabelle Bevan is rescued from a fire at her home on the Brighton seafront she’s lucky to escape unharmed – but the blaze takes the life of her neighbour, Dougie Beaumont, a dashing and successful racing driver living in the flat above. It soon becomes clear that this was arson and, back on the trail of a potential killer, it emerges that Dougie Beaumont’s life was not as above-board as it seemed. When a second shocking murder takes place, Mirabelle’s pursuit is frustrated first by Dougie’s well-connected and suspicious family and then by the official investigation – led by her would-be lover Superintendent McGregor. With the help of her colleague at McGuigan & McGuigan Debt Recovery, Vesta, and some of her ex-intelligence service connections, Mirabelle discovers the dark secrets of the glamorous racing driver have ramifications far beyond the English coastline.

British Bulldog (#4)
Constable, March 2016

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British Bulldog is the fourth instalment in Sara Sheridan’s best-selling 1950s murder mystery series featuring stylish sleuth Mirabelle Bevan. Following a mystery bequest, Mirabelle sets out on the trail of an RAF pilot who went missing during World War II. It is 1954 and her search takes her to Paris, where she finds herself digging into the activities of Resistance fighters and ex-Nazis, whose lives are defined by the political climate of Cold War Europe. The bequest raises issues closer to home than she expects and as the story unravels Mirabelle is forced to confront the truth about her wartime lover Jack and the true nature of their relationship.

Praise for British Bulldog

Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot
Sunday Herald

Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart
Daily Record

A crime force to be reckoned with
Goodreads

Plenty of colour and action, will engage the reader from the first page to the last. Highly recommended
Bookbag

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24672857-british-bulldog

 

Meg & Catherine Pybus

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A mother and daughter team – Meg was an infant school teacher, and when she isn’t peering into the hedgerow to find dormice, she is a writer and an artist. Her daughter Catherine is an expert in the power of language. She was a Creative Director in advertising, before studying Neuro Linguistics.

Books by Meg & Catherine Pybus

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It’s Snorey Time

Meet the Snoreys – Mummy, Daddy, Mop, Snuggle, Snuffle and Pignut. This family of dormice love to sleep, all except the youngest, Pignut. Instead, he goes on an adventure around the forest and discovers the dormouse-written ‘Secret Book of Sleep’. Reading it, Pignut finally drops off. Underlying this delightful tale is a secret weapon for exhausted parents – the story is written using simple neurolinguistic techniques, designed to have a soporific effect on the listener. Also includes an audio version of the tale.

Templar Publishing

Meg & Catherine Pybus are represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Kenneth Steven

Kenneth Steven
Kenneth Steven is a poet, children’s author and writer of both full-length and short fiction. He’s also well known as a translator from the Scandanavian languages, particularly Norwegian. Seven of his poetry collections have been published to date and a volume of selected poems appeared in December 2007 from Peterloo. He’s published a number of picture books and a first novel, ‘The Santa Maria’ for children, and three novels concerning the land comprise A Highland Trilogy.

Books by Kenneth Steven

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Stories for a Fragile Planet
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Kenneth Steven is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy -lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Keith Gray

Keith Gray

Keith’s first book Creepers was published when he was 24 and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. He has since written many books including his best-known Ostrich Boys, which won great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Fiction Prize and the BookTrust Teen Prize. Keith has also written Warehouse (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award), Malarkey (shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize) and The Runner (winner of a Smarties Silver Medal). He has lectured in Creative Writing and now lives in Edinburgh with his partner and their daughter. He spends much of his time visiting schools to pass on his love of books and writing, as well as reviewing teenage fiction.

Books by Keith Gray
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Ostrich Boys
Kenny, Sim and Blake are about to embark on a remarkable journey. Stealing the urn that contains the ashes of their best friend Ross, they set out to travel 261 miles from Cleethorpes on the English east coast to the tiny hamlet of Ross in southern Scotland. After a depressing and dispiriting funeral they feel that taking Ross to Ross will be a fitting memorial for a fifteen year-old boy who changed all their lives through his friendship.

Published by Random House Children’s Publishers UK, 2008

 

Other Titles:

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The Last Soldier
Nothing much happens in Joe and Wade’s dusty town. There’s not much excitement in Joe and his brother’s lives – just grinding poverty and the occasional run-in with the neighbours. The only highlight is the arrival of the carnival, with its mermaid, wolfman and baby dragon. This year, there’s a new attraction – the Last Soldier of World War One. What message does he have for the boys…?

Published by Barrington Stoke, 2015

 

You Killed Me

 

You Killed Me!

Len Grimsby is dead and he blames Toby. When Len’s ghost appears at the end of his bed, Toby is taken back in time to see the repercussions of his actions and unravel the series of events that led to Len’s death. Can he save Len from being killed? Gripping ghost story from a critically acclaimed writer.

Published by Barrington Stoke, 2013

 

Also with Barrington Stoke:

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Other Titles:

Next (2012), Losing It (2010), Hoodlum (2010), The Fearful (2005), Malarkey (2003), Before Night Falls (2003), Warehouse (2002), £10,000 (2001), Happy (1998), The Runner (1998), From Blood: Two Brothers (1997), Dead Trouble (1997), Creepers (1996), Hunting The Cat (1996)

Keith Gray is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres
Jonathan is based in Edinburgh. He’s a multi-talented individual who used to be a stand-up comedian and then wrote a number of books, including the bestselling books and TV series Yo! Diary! in the late 1990s.

Web: http://www.jonathanmeres.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jonathan-Meres/243458635713525
Twitter: @jonathanmeres

Books by Jonathan Meres

“The World of Norm” Series
2014 is officially THE YEAR OF NORM!
Jonathan Meres saw over 7,000 children at live events this year
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Book One: May Contain Nuts
Book Two: May Cause Irritation
Book Three: May Produce Gas
Book Four: May Require Batteries
Book Five: May Be Contagious
Book Six: May Need Filling In

Rights to The World of Norm sold in: China, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Latvia, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey
Praise for The World of Norm Series:
Hilarious stuff’ – Harry Hill
For Fans of Jeff Kinney’ – Books for Keeps

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“Koala Calamity” – Harper Collins’ ‘Awesome Animals’ Series
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You Snooze You Lose!
Surf’s Up!
Factual
Phenomenal! The Small Book of Big Words
The XMAS Factor

Joanne Nethercott

Joanne Nethercott
With a degree in illustration from Scotland, Joanne now lives in Cornwall where she can lose herself in a timeless world of fantastical creatures, mythical landscapes and imaginative narratives.

Books by Joanne Nethercott

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Ginger Nut
Calum McGregor is a blond boy in a ginger family. His mum and dad have red hair, his big sister and brother have red hair, his grandpa had red hair before he went bald, and he even has a cat called Ginger. Calum is fed up with being the odd one out, so he takes matters into his own hands and decides to make his hair ginger!

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Lost at the Zoo
Rory the pet mouse goes on a trip to Edinburgh Zoo in Sam’s pocket. He leans out to get a better look and falls into the anteater’s enclosure. How will wee Rory ever find Sam again in the enormous zoo?
World Rights: Floris

Joanne Nethercott is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

James Jauncey

James Jauncey

James Jauncey grew up in Edinburgh and Perthshire and studied law at Aberdeen University. He spent much of his twenties travelling and working as a journalist and business writer. In the same year, at the age of 40, he moved back to Scotland and published his first novel. He has written for children, adults and young adults and writes business books under the name Jamie Jauncey. His YA fiction in particular has been nominated for numerous awards; both The Witness and The Reckoning were shortlisted for the Royal Mail Scottish Children’s Book Awards.

James’s website: http://www.jamesjauncey.com

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

Books by James

The Reckoning
Young Picador, November 2010

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Standing on the beach watching the early morning-mist roll in off the sea, Fin is thinking about the day when he can escape to the mainland. His sister got away, but no one has heard from her in two years. Fin’s thoughts are interrupted by the sound of a car on the bridge above him. He hears doors slam, voices, a scream and then, for a brief moment, he glimpses a figure falling through the fog. It’s a young girl and she dies in Fin’s arms.

Did the dead girl jump or was she pushed? Sceptical of the official suicide verdict, Fin is determined to find the truth, a hunt that will lead him closer to his missing sister and to a shocking secret at the heart of his island community.

Praise for The Reckoning

A thriller for intelligent and sensitive teenagers … Deeply poetic and reflective, full of rich and evocative  language and concerns – family breakdown, a threatened community, racism – which haunt every generation
The Big Issue

The Reckoning is … both a tense thriller and a moving man-into-boy story
The Telegraph

 

Gaby Halberstam

Gaby Halberstam
Gaby Halberstam was born and spent the first fifteen years of her life in South Africa. She now lives with her family in London.

Books by Gaby Halberstam
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Blue Sky Freedom
South Africa, 1975 – Victoria’s childhood friend Maswe has been badly beaten up and he needs somewhere to hide. Victoria agrees to help him, but soon the police are asking questions and searching her house. What has Maswe done? As Victoria’s feeling for Maswe deepen, she makes a dangerous journey to deliver a vital message, risking her own life to keep his safe. But apartheid is tightening its brutal grip on the country and Maswe doesn’t want to hide for ever …
A story of love, loss and courage set against the backdrop of apartheid-torn South Africa.
Sensitive and exciting’ – Telegraph
World Rights: Macmillan Children’s Books

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The Red Dress
It was like looking into the crimson depths of a giant poppy. Rifke slipped the dress over her head and darted a glance at Ma. Her mouth was set in a straight line.
The argument over the red dress is the final straw for fourteen-year-old Rifke. Fed up with stuffy Johannesburg and her crabby, difficult mother, she recklessly boards a train out of town. But her fantasy escape doesn’t go exactly to plan and suddenly she is stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no train home for thirty days. Set in 1944 in the sweltering South African wilderness, this is a powerful coming-of-age story about family and first love.
World Rights: Macmillan Children’s Books

Other Titles, published by A&C Black
The Golem
Boudica

Gaby Halberstam is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com.

Emma Barnes

Emma Barnes

Emma was born and raised in Edinburgh, spending hours making up stories for her younger sister. Her first writing success as an adult was when she won a short story competition – the prize was a pair of shoes. Nowadays she wears them for school visits, where her aim is always to spark children’s imaginations and create a passion for writing and stories.

www.emmabarnes.info
Twitter: @EmmaBarnesWrite

Books by Emma Barnes
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Wild Thing
She’s a demon child She’s not meek and mild She’s wild! Kate has a problem. It’s called Wild Thing. Wild Thing is Kate’s little sister. Kate’s tried to get her rid of her, but the problem is no-one else would have her. When Wild Thing’s not getting things stuck up her nose, she’s biting people’s bottoms and scaring the neighbours. All in all, she’s a pain in the bum – quite literally. So when it’s time for Wild Thing to start school, Kate is understandably nervous – especially when Wild Thing comes downstairs dressed in her favourite Rock Chick outfit (complete with wig…). On her first day at school Wild Thing: refuses to sit down, plays air guitar while the other children are singing sweetly, and chops her hair off in Arts and Crafts. She’s so wild she even gets into the local newspaper!
Scholastic, 2014, World

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Wild Thing Gets A Dog
She’s a demon child She’s not meek and mild She’s wild! Wild Thing and Kate want a dog. So when Dad’s friend, Wes, goes on tour in America with his band, Wild Thing volunteers to look after his trusty Hound Dog. But if there’s anything that can make Wild Thing even more noisy, messy, mischievous and downright wild, it’s Hound Dog. When Wild Thing starts walking on all fours, barking at the neighbour’s cat, and refusing to eat ‘human’ food, Dad knows that things have got completely out of hand. But then he’s invited to join the band in the US, and it’s up to Gran to try and discipline Wild Thing and Hound Dog. Kate’s too busy rehearsing for the Talent Show. What she doesn’t realise is that Wild Thing and Hound Dog have been preparing a special performance of their own…
Scholastic, 2014, World

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The Girl From Hard Times Hill
When Megan’s father finally returns from Occupied Germany in the years following World War II, she should be pleased – shouldn’t she? But she hardly knows her father, and his arrival means moving out of Nana’s house into the city. Megan hates the changes to her life, yet when she has the opportunity to be the first member of her working-class family to go to Grammar School, it is her dad who is behind her all the way. Can Megan adapt to her new life, and take advantage of a changing Britain?
A & C Black, 2014, World

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Jessica Haggerthwaite: Witch Dispatcher

This was first published in 2001 to great critical acclaim.  It has now been reissued with new illustrations from the award-winning Emma Chichester Clark.

Rights: Strident

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How (Not) to Make Bad Children Good

Ever since she bit Santa when she was six months old, it’s been downhill all the way for Martha. Far away from earth, her behaviour comes to the attention of the Interstellar Agency, whose aim is to make bad children good, but Martha has other ideas…

Rights: Strident

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Wolfie

Lucie has always longed for a dog.  But not one this big.  Or with such sharp teeth.  Or with such a hungry look in its eyes.  Lucie realise her new pet is not a dog … but a wolf, and a wolf with magic powers.

Rights: Strident

Thoroughly recommended. Funny, clever and very satisfying.” Books for Keeps

A lovely book” – The Bookbag

Emma Barnes is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

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