CELEBRATIONS November 2021


The nights are getting darker, but the stars are getting brighter; join us as we celebrate those shining stars who have so many reasons to twinkle with success. B B Taylor shares this month's celebrations news. 

Good News 

We are jam-packed with good news this month, starting off with a trip around the globe, stopping off at Australia and Germany! Catherine Emmett and Ben Mantle are jet-setting as McDarkly, King of the Swamp hits shelves in Australia and sees a reprint in Germany! 

Imagination is key in this industry and Rashmi Sirdeshpande and Diane Ewan have definitely cracked it with Never Show a T-Rex a Book which has been selected to be part of Dolly Parton's (amazing) Imagination Library book-gifting programme! 

We were overjoyed and excited to see Patrice Lawrence's book, Eight pieces of Silva, published by Hodder Children's Books, was featured in super size in London recently as part of #amplifyingblackvoices 

Have you got good news? No matter how big or small let us share your joy! 

Share your good news with us and brighten our day!

Coming Soon ...

Scholastic UK has netted Elemental Detectives, a “stunningly imagined, page-turning and inclusive” upper middle-grade fantasy adventure series by award-winning author Patrice Lawrence. Fiction publisher Lauren Fortune signed world rights at auction from Caroline Sheldon at the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency. The first book, The Elemental Detectives, will publish in September 2022.

The Writer's Journal Workbook is a lively prompt for creative writers looking for help in setting themselves regular creative tasks, goals and challenges. Packed with step-by-step activities, advice and suggestions, the writer is guided through practical exercises and encouraged to put pen to paper. Written by Lucy Van Smit, and published by Bloomsbury, this will be a must have for all writers! 

In this poignant coming-of-age story of new memories, surprises, and moments of healing, Kereen Getten beautifully captures the edge of adolescence, when everything is thrilling, amazing, and terrifying in a way it will never be again. If you read this, published by Delacorte Press hits our shelves August 2022


Have you got a new agent? Don't be shy. Let us know so we can celebrate with you too!


Maisie Chan is celebrating this month as her book Danny Chung does not do Maths, published by Piccadilly Press has been shortlisted for the Blue Peter Book awards

Have you won, or been nominated for an award? Don't be shy, we want to celebrate with you!

*All images courtesy of authors mentioned above. 


Have you got good news to share? New book? New agent? Award nominee or winner? Are you a new member? Say hi and let us know. Why not send an email over with your good news at celebrations@britishscbwi.org, a picture and any links so we can celebrate too :) 

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