News archive for November 2015

 Red Planet Pictures, the production company behind hit BBC1 crime series Death in Paradise and BBC1's highly anticipated new period drama, Dickensian, have acquired the screen rights to Helen Cadbury's critically-acclaimed, Doncaster-set To Catch a Rabbit and Bones in the Nest. Cadbury's series follows young, working-class PCSO Sean Denton as he climbs the policing ladder against the odds. The TV adaptation is working-titled Chasebridge and is in early development.  The two books are published by Allison & Busby, and the deal was agented by Diana Tyler of MBA Literary Agency.

Gemma Burgess’ eagerly awaited third novel in her fabulous BROOKLYN GIRLS series is just out, from St Martins Press in the US and Quercus in the UK. Wild Ones in the US, Coco in the UK

'I just love these Brooklyn girls. Gemma Burgess is fantastic at drawing relatable characters and never-boring stories' Cloudskye, Goodreads

'It made me feel sad and happy and reflective and cozy all at once.' Sharon, Amazon

Elspeth Sandys has been awarded the eight-week Autumn Residency at the Michael King Writers' Centre to work on her latest project. For more information, check out their website:

Remember, remember….. last Christmas’ Amazon number one bestseller – our own Debbie Johnson – and here she is again in even finer form with NEVER KISS A MAN IN A CHRISTMAS JUMPER, published this week by HarperImpulse.  Already much in demand in promotions and with bloggers lining up to praise it, Debbie looks like she might just do it again…

Debbie Johnson also just won the Love Stories Award for Short Fiction!