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Sophie Cameron

Sophie Cameron: My journey as an LGBTQ+ reader and writer

Sophie Cameron's debut novel Out of the Blue represents an exciting new direction for LGBTQ+ fiction, where the characters' sexuality isn't the main focus or source of conflict in the story. In this blog post, Sophie explains how she hopes her book and other books can speak to readers.

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Fundraising for Syrian Refugees at Perth Academy Library

Moved by the story of Syrian refugees in Elizabeth Laird's book Welcome to Nowhere, Perth Academy pupils decided to harness their baking talents and hold a cake sale to raise money for displaced families. In this interview we find out how they went about it!

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Spotlight On: Bookbug Toddler Bag

Scottish-based blogger and book reviewer, Bookbarin, shares her thoughts on the latest Bookbug Toddler Bag.

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Teenage Rebellion in the Library

Award-winning author Thomas Welsh discusses how his local library helped him to rebel as a teenager, grow as a person and develop as a writer.

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Five Reasons to Publish an Ebook

Interested in self publishing an ebook? Author Rupert Wolfe Murray looks at the ins and outs.

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Writing Prompt #11: Young rebels

Need a little inspiration to get writing? Our regular writing prompt could get you off to a good start.

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How to Take Part in our Facebook Live Creative Writing Workshop

For the first time ever, we will be live-streaming a creative writing workshop on Facebook. Find out how easy it will be to take part and start writing your story for Rebel.

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Bookbug Detective: What to Expect at a Bookbug Session

Going along to your first Bookbug Session can be a daunting prospect. Bookbug Detective is here to calm any nerves and let you know what you can expect at your session.

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Statement from Scottish Book Trust

Updated statement in relation to the sentencing of Karen McCormack 6 April 2018.

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How to Start Writing Memoir

Have you always wanted to write memoir but aren't sure how to sit down and get started? We've got some advice, tips and words of encouragement to help you conquer your fear of the blank page even if you've never written creatively before.

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