Lucy Ribchester signs two-book deal

Lucy Ribchester
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Lucy Ribchester, who received a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust in 2013, has signed a two-book deal with Simon & Schuster. Her debut novel, The Hourglass Factory, will be published in Spring 2015.

The Hourglass Factory is a murder mystery set in 1912 suffragette London. If you can't wait a full year to read the book, we've got an extract of the novel on her New Writers Award profile.

We've already had some insights into Lucy's writing with her Scottish Book Trust blog posts Where I Write: A cupboard with a view and Writing Habits: Do you nibble when you scribble?

Scottish Book Trust’s New Writers Awards support emerging writers in Scotland. As part of her Award, Lucy received a bursary and a tailored professional development package which included mentoring from Linda Cracknell, training and a week long retreat at Cove Park.