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Jenny Brown
And we are off! New Year Writers' Tweet Pitch is live til 9pm. Scottish writers, pitch us your books, whether they're finished or in progress. Scottish agents and publishers are eagerly following #XpoNorth all day to discover new writing talent. Good luck! Jenny Brown's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:01 AM UTC
Jenny Brown
We are a nation of storytellers! It’s been such a rich, inspiring day reading the pitches for your books. Thank you to everybody who pitched - over 2000 pitches at last count. Here to you all. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:16 PM UTC
Jenny Brown
Hurrah! The Tweet Pitch is trending in UK. Thanks for the great pitches, and keep them coming - you have until 9pm tonight. @XpoNorth #xponorth https://t.co/CKn0W2rq8k
11 Jan, 12:56 PM UTC
Emily Munro
Sicily, 2007. Cracks are appearing in the European project. Scottish academic Ruth Galt meets charismatic Marco, a man who can help her put painful memories of a lost son to rest. Then he disappears and a body is found, caked in salt. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 10:40 AM UTC
Stuart White 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Mars. 2045. My name's Eva, and I'm the first Martianborn Human. I need to rescue Dad, stuck in a mining vent, in a dust-storm, far from our base, or he'll die. Oh, and I’m T1 Diabetic with no insulin. Wish me luck. #XpoNorth #MG #SF #OwnVoices THE MARTIAN meets SWORD IN THE STONE
11 Jan, 04:27 PM UTC
Chief Cameron Miekelson
Dashing muscular detective Michael Cameronson has 24 hours to find and maim terrorists before a bomb that has been placed inside one of the Queen’s corgis explodes. But are they really terrorists or is this part of an attempted coup? #XpoNorth Chief Cameron Miekelson's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 12:01 PM UTC
Julie Rea
Three teenagers-one boy, two girls; one lazy hot summer of secrets and lies. 15 years later, a mysterious message from a stranger forces them to re-enter each others lives & confront the past. Think Gone Girl crossed with The Lovely Bones #LF #A #S #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 08:32 PM UTC
Elizabeth Frattaroli
Will's world has literally just crumbled around him, with his brother & sister being swallowed by the earth & his mum deserting him as she retreats to her dark past. Hunted across the Scottish Highlands, can he stay alive long enough to expose the truth? #xponorth #mg #thriller
11 Jan, 09:58 AM UTC
Alex Boyd
It's worth following #XPONORTH today. Writers across Scotland are pitching entire book proposals to publishers distilled into a single tweet. Some fascinating books I want to read already!
11 Jan, 12:44 PM UTC
🍄🍁Miss Suzannie🐴🐶
Martha Strangeways chases stories. She carries hers in a battered matchbox in her pocket. Inside her children’s teeth rattle, a constant reminder of loss. But someone’s watching her. She’s part of his twisted tale. What will her next Chapter be? Who can she save? #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 10:23 AM UTC
Daniel Aubrey
Do No Harm - Journalist Noah Huxley is ready to spend forever with the love of his life, Rachel, after she invents a cure for ageing. But when Rachel disappears, Noah discovers the drug comes with a catch. Speculative thriller, Harlan Coben meets Black Mirror. Complete. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 03:49 PM UTC
geoff barker
In a remote Scottish town, the homeless are fast disappearing only to be replaced by... scarecrows! 13yo mute Maggie is keen to investigate. One small problem: she’s terrified of tattie-bogles. Her journal charts the disquieting rise of the scarecrows one dark winter #xponorth
11 Jan, 05:42 PM UTC
Wiz Wharton
Highlands '58. Following a minibus crash, one girl remains unaccounted for. 20 years later, a crippled child predicts her return. Is it the miracle the church has prayed for, or is it better that dark secrets stay buried? Adult psych, mystery/supernatural. #XpoNorth #MrsLazarus
11 Jan, 06:50 PM UTC
Fraser Ross Assoc
Well done, tweeting writers! Thank you for your participation. Lots of intriguing pitches in the past 12 hours - looking forward to reading some of them. I’m off for a fair-sized glass of something now, if you don’t mind. #XpoNorth Fraser Ross Assoc's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:04 PM UTC
Barbara Henderson
#XpoNorth #kidlit #MG 1746. After Jacobite defeat, Archie & cousin Meg escape back to Lochaber. But these are dangerous times. Especially when a mystery visitor in the night has £30000 reward on his head. Prince? Pretender? Fellow-man in need? A deadly game of #HideandSeek
11 Jan, 11:29 AM UTC
Sara Julia ~ Illustrator
'Don't Play in the Mud': #ChildrensBook I wrote / illustrated about a Scottish kid called Lottie who is a trouble-maker & does not like following the rules. 😄 All the 'DON'Ts' that she hears stack up until she decides to DO it all on a particularly fun day. #xponorth https://t.co/3P7bNHRsZX
11 Jan, 11:15 AM UTC
Ryan Vance
#XpoNorth A lovelorn Minotaur drives an ice cream van. A bike courier unlocks a supernatural Glasgow in a race across the city. Telepathic tongues, inter-dimensional hoarders & more brainwashed rats than you can count. Short story collection of queer spec fic: One Man's Trash. Ryan Vance's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 12:55 PM UTC
Marisa P Murdoch
#xponorth She learned of the fatal accident on the news. A memoir about a young girl’s self discovery thru grief as her story is interwoven w/ her mother’s childhood in Cuba during the revolution & her father’s in Sicily during WWII. Home can be far away from where you are. Marisa P Murdoch's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 08:57 PM UTC
Ruth Boreham
She graces RBS’s £10 note, the 1st non-royal woman to do so, but who was Mary Somerville & what did she actually do? This biography will show Mary as daughter, wife, mother, teacher of mathematics, astronomer, scientist, artist, maker of marmalade; the sum of many parts #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 08:45 PM UTC
Birlinn Books
Today is the day! If you have a book you'd love to see published, tweet your pitch using the hashtag #xponorth, and if we like it, we'll contact you to find out more! Get tweeting - you have until 9pm tonight! https://t.co/BCkxbO6crk
11 Jan, 09:54 AM UTC
The Polar Academy
#Twitterpitch #xponorth the inspirational stories of young people from across Scotland (aged 13-17) whose lives have been changed by Arctic exploration. Inspiration through exploration, encouraging other young people to pursue their goals they too previously thought unattainable.
11 Jan, 07:35 PM UTC
Barbara Henderson
Fun! Thanks #xponorth. You should do an update in the run-up to the next #TweetPitch, following up success stories. I'm sure there'll be many. 😊
11 Jan, 09:06 PM UTC
Heather Osborne
An aristocrat’s murdered daughter, an accused fisherman, a town torn asunder by suspicion and distrust. Can Insp. Phillip Creighton’s net snare a killer or has the fiend already baited his hook for the next victim? By the Bloody Moon #historical #thriller #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 10:04 AM UTC
Helen MacKinven
Can the female friendships of the past inspire the future? Chrissy desperately wants to reclaim her sense of identity. Set against the #WW2 Siege of Leningrad, #SistersinSolidarity follows Chrissy from her working-class town in Scotland to a spectacular city in Russia #xponorth Helen MacKinven's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 03:24 PM UTC
Leela Soma
Saugaor, a cantonment under the Bombay command of a British regiment. When the cantonment was ready for the thousand plus soldiers, quarters were provided for twelve young Indian women to service them. A story of survival of one of these women in colonial India. #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:23 AM UTC
Natalie Marlow
After the brutal murder of his best friend, Billy Garrett uncovers a nest of fascism & pornography in 1930s Birmingham. Aided by a boho artists model and Queenie (canal royalty), Billy discovers sad truths about both the dead man & his own childhood.#XpoNorth
11 Jan, 06:15 PM UTC
Vivian dies. But without the correct paperwork the afterlife sends her back. And back. And back. At first it seems ideal, a 2nd, 3rd, 4th chance. But in the universe's oldest bureaucracy one crack can crumble everything. And Death has never met someone more than once. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 12:07 PM UTC
Chief Cameron Miekelson
Jean send my manuscript to all the publishers looking for books via #XpoNorth https://t.co/8JzeB6LieV
11 Jan, 11:57 AM UTC
Sarah L King
In 1972 a tortured artist reels from her husband's infidelity. Weeks later, he disappears. In 2018 the artist dies, leaving her estranged granddaughter to explore her crumbling home and many secrets. Can she unearth the truth of what happened all those years ago? #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 08:46 PM UTC
Eleanor Thom
A Holocaust refugee never speaks of a child left behind. Decades later, a baby is born paralysed by a mystery illness. A mother goes on a journey, guided by DNA, old photos and archives, to come to terms with the past and the present. (adult, fiction, final edits) #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 08:16 PM UTC
Mairibeth MacMillan
After witnessing a murder as a child during the summer of 1984, Stacey O’Toole chose to disappear. Now she must try to atone for the fact that a killer is still free and still killing. But can she do this when everyone believes she’s one of the victims? #XpoNorth Adult, partial.
11 Jan, 06:23 PM UTC
Kay Farrell
Still browsing the #XpoNorth pitches from today. The standard was so high this year - we have amazing talent here in Scotland 😀 Kay Farrell's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 10:06 PM UTC
Love Books Group
Good luck to everyone who pitched today for #XpoNorth! Love Books Group's photo on #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:44 PM UTC
geoff barker
When 13yo Ajay loses his dad he is haunted by the shadowy Figure who lurks in the dark outside his home. Is it his dead father? Or his mum’s lovely new man from her weird church? Or death itself? Ajay will have to share a secret, or watch his family fall apart. #Xponorth
11 Jan, 05:48 PM UTC
🍄🍁Miss Suzannie🐴🐶
Blimey. What a brilliant day. My inner Geordie is screaming eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee man #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 11:21 PM UTC
Doug A Sinclair
When DS Malkie McCulloch returns from medical leave it's “All But Evident” that a hit-and-run was no accident. Emotions run raw and toxic in this dark, complex thriller. Can Malkie muzzle his own prejudices and trauma to find the ugly truth behind the bigotry of others? #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 08:37 PM UTC
Glen Deakin
When CERN capture a wormhole, they inadvertently put the whole planet in danger. Only Daniel, the 13 yr-old son of one of the scientists, can stop the destruction. But in order to save the world he must first leave it behind. FLASH GORDON for the FORTNITE generation #xponorth #MG
11 Jan, 11:08 AM UTC
Dr Amanda Fleet
#XpoNorth Something’s killing people. Ripping their energy out of their body. No one from Earth can stop it. But Aeron isn’t from Earth. The problem is, she doesn’t remember this. Then the killing gets painfully close to home. Will she remember who she is before it’s too late?
11 Jan, 05:06 PM UTC
Susan Mann
@scattyscribbler I agree. It’s been a lot of fun with #xponorth I did my first ever pitch. And loved reading everyone else. X
11 Jan, 09:08 PM UTC
lynnda wardle
#XpoNorth 'Fierce Attachments' style memoir of adoption set in 1970s apartheid Joburg - Lynnda’s bittersweet journey from the promise of fairytale origins, to a family in crisis in a country on the brink of revolution. Timely tale for 25th anniversary of the new South Africa
11 Jan, 07:16 PM UTC
🍄🍁Miss Suzannie🐴🐶
@agentjenny Thanks for providing such a brilliant opportunity today through #XpoNorth Fab to see so many incredible stories.
11 Jan, 09:40 PM UTC
Good luck Everyone!! You are all amazing. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:04 PM UTC
May Rinaldi
Can a dead man influence sceptic Sara to solve a cold case before she is made victim number seven? William Tunstell is trying his damnedest. The search for a body puts Sara on a collision course with a killer. Will she be added to his rainbow collection? (finished) #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 11:56 AM UTC
Based on the myth of the wulver, Connor is a young man afraid of exposing his identity and his sexuality; he must go to lengths to hide both. Contemporary rural Scottish west coast. For new adult/adult readers. Manuscript complete. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 04:58 PM UTC
Allan Martin
The Dead of Jura. Cabinet minister shot, Syrian refugee framed by police. Insp Blue resists interference to find a crime that doesn’t exist; a killer who can’t be named; a father who seeks justice; & the trail’s explosive end in a small town in Germany. Crime thriller #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:25 AM UTC
Glenorchy Stories
Huda the Highland Cowgirl: Huda dreams of being a cowgirl, and though there's not much chance in the city, she's been working on her lasso technique. Then, on a school farm visit, an unexpected encounter with a Highland calf puts her skills to the test. #PB #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 05:21 PM UTC
Paula Hunter
In 2025, as sea levels rise, addicts are sterilised, benefit claimants are deported and legal aid has gone. Disgraced journalist Annie meets Cabinet leak Gareth on the run from security services. But can they expose the government plot before half the country drowns? #xponorth
11 Jan, 08:58 PM UTC
Storm Gardner Jr.
I must say. I expect no response from #XpoNorth Writing is NOT about getting anything back. The sheer act of writing is enough for me. Such a pleasure. Good luck everyone!
11 Jan, 09:17 PM UTC
MacDreich has forgotten how to smile.The villagers try everything but Iona Bloom, the florist’s daughter knows how to bring the smile back to his fizzog. MacDreich loves Scots words particularly ‘bubblyjock’. There are many more to words to discover in this picture book #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:08 PM UTC
Clio Gray
Out of Albania. #XpoNorth Travelling theatre troupe discover child in an otherwise massacred village; story unfolds within the inertwined histories of the region towards a gripping climax. Author is Man Booker nominated, Bailey's Longlisted looking for Scottish representation
11 Jan, 05:25 PM UTC
Ian Dawson
Over the moon with @Miss_Suzannie #XpoNorth pitch interest from @agentjenny Thanks for all your advice & support @YrsaSig @mariwriter @louisewelsh00 #smallsteps #sheswriting 😊 https://t.co/luOXOkCtjF
11 Jan, 10:44 PM UTC
Eleanor ✨❄
Murphy is one of the world's strong ones, unashamedly herself, but when a sudden loss plunges her into a depression, it disrupts everything. A network novel, chapters exploring the multiple perspectives of those in Murphy's life. #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:43 PM UTC
Gordon Wilson
Asha is just getting used to her new life as an alchemist in Bohemia when she is accused of poisoning Duke Hayek. She must embrace forbidden black alchemy and sacrifice her assistant to escape. The Duke's widow will do anything to make sure Asha hangs. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:58 AM UTC
Jackie Kirkham
Thanks to everyone who organised #XpoNorth and good luck to everyone participating! My first pitch was a really positive experience, it's given me loads to think about as I ponder next steps.
11 Jan, 09:15 PM UTC
Dr Lorraine Wilson
#XpoNorth Sisi's island home is being destroyed by rising seas and a terrible epidemic that threatens her unborn child. To fight for either, she must first learn to love them. Your Sorrows Rise is about identity and finding faith in yourself. Upmarket spec suspense.
11 Jan, 08:43 PM UTC
Dr Lorraine Wilson
#XpoNorth In a remote mountain refuge, Lina's buried past emerges when an old enemy is murdered, forcing her to fight for her family's lives. But a strange illness and the sinister locals threaten the dead man's children, and Lina must choose who to save. Upmarket spec susp.
11 Jan, 08:30 PM UTC
CJ McPherson
The Twin Towers fall & NYC darkens. Abigail uncovers the life her husband led without her. Elena finds that opportunity can appear even at the most unexpected time. In their grief, they discover the bonds of friendship can bring healing and hope across generations. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 03:59 PM UTC
CJ McPherson
Three dead bodies, 20 yr old DNA, rumours of the Russian mafia & a missing novelist. Diana Longford is quite unaware of the turn her day is about to take as she stacks mugs one cold Monday morning. Diana is also in danger. Serious danger. She just doesn’t know it yet. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 03:59 PM UTC
CJ McPherson
Letters to David tells of the devastation of war. It is the true story of a family torn apart through betrayal, grief and secrecy. It is also a book about the love between husband and wife, mother and child, and the courage and fear we all hold deep within ourselves. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 03:59 PM UTC
Katy Weddell
#XpoNorth #childrensbook Time Travelling tweet. So I am not late. 'Ro and the Vikings' is a toddler Mr Benn for the 21st century; brave, helpful and bringing historical adventures to young readers.
11 Jan, 09:57 PM UTC
Ashley Lynn
Phoebe Fluffycat, a furry, friendly, and adventurous kitty, is ready to take off round Scotland with her human family to discover Scotland's rich heritage and history, learn some geography, and make a few friends along the way. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:50 PM UTC
Storm Gardner Jr.
LIT - The story of Lady Hamilton of Linlithgow. Literatures most outrageous pill popping, lesbian literary agent. #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:15 PM UTC
Renita Boyle
Thank you to all involved in #XpoNorth. Great experience, huge fun and highly motivating!
11 Jan, 09:12 PM UTC
So #XpoNorth was a lot of fun, happy to keep writing and making something of my pages 😃
11 Jan, 09:10 PM UTC
Caroline Logan Author 🐻
Ofcourse, I'll be 80-odd before I get either of those finished at this rate... 😂 #xponorth #amwriting
11 Jan, 09:53 PM UTC
Caroline Logan Author 🐻
Loving reading all of the #xponorth pitches tonight. So many interesting stories!
11 Jan, 09:42 PM UTC
Graham MacKenzie
Helen disappeared while boyfriend Hamish was in jail amid rumours she was pregnant. Determined to make good, Hamish looks for Helen and faces up to his past on a road trip through the highlands. Literary fiction for adults. Irvine Welsh meets Henning Mankel #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:15 PM UTC
Graham MacKenzie
Are we doomed to repeat past mistakes or can we break free from destructive patterns of behaviour? An ex-con struggles to maintain belief in his own redemption. Just a Touch of Love is all Hamish needs. Adult fiction. Complete and under edit. #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:10 PM UTC
Fiona MacBain
@k_a_farrell Was this in the guidelines? I checked and thought it said you only needed #xponorth 🧐
12 Jan, 07:30 AM UTC
truth of sprituality
#XpoNorth #OLSDR #MakeAFilmAnnoyed #lufc #10over10 https://t.co/2rfjBY44XK
12 Jan, 05:43 AM UTC
Gods love by Ngozi
The lord is good and his mercies endures forever. Be ready to see Gods love and mercy like never before in Jesus name, Amen and amen. Stay connected to God xxx https://t.co/Gkx2dAEspw #personalgrowth #Leadership #FridayFeeling #Brexituncivilwar #XpoNorth
12 Jan, 05:15 AM UTC
Random Spewforth
@CNNSitRoom @CNN @BrianToddCNN #trump paid #NancyPelosi hush money after their torrid love ❤️ making weekend a couple of years ago. #TrumpBlackout #JaymeCloss #kcwx #XRP #ShutdownStories #AndPeggyTour #NewMusicFriday #XpoNorth #DadLovesIt #FridayMotivation
12 Jan, 02:18 AM UTC
Freedom and peace for Venezuela ... we need all the support for#GuaidoEsMiPresidente @realDonaldTrump @StateDept @FloridaGOP @marcorubio @RosLehtinen @VP !!Thank you Mr @POTUS for all your efforts to help our people !!#XpoNorth #FridayFeeling #BuenViernes #TheWall #TrumpBlackout
12 Jan, 02:01 AM UTC
#XpoNorth #نطالب_تنزيل_أسعار_البنزين_زيادة
12 Jan, 01:15 AM UTC
Fraser Ross Assoc
@ECCairns If it's something you still want to submit could you send us a short synopsis and the first three chapters via our submissions page, please? Include #XpoNorth in the subject line. https://t.co/OKCPfDJKSW Thanks!
11 Jan, 11:09 PM UTC
Lynn C S Griffiths
@agentjenny #XpoNorth Auchenhughleballoch has fascinating folks: women's guild, coven of witches, elderly swingers club, cursed daughter, mannequin obsessed brother then a drug addicted lad wanders into the village before the snow flurry arrives. Brigadoon meets Hamish McBeth
11 Jan, 10:20 PM UTC
Lynn C S Griffiths
#XpoNorth The Crabbit Haimster-Ginger lives in a school nursery. Hates weans. Longs to escape. Short rhyming story/poem already written. Much loved by those who know it ready..I am a teacher. Other Scot's poetry available. Fed up with JK Annand🐹#picturebookneedsillustrator
11 Jan, 10:07 PM UTC
Storm Gardner Jr.
MASTER KISS- Pucker up and learn the history of kissing, why we do it, where it comes from and how to be a Master at it. Psychology / Sexuality #XpoNorth
11 Jan, 09:56 PM UTC
Victoria Kinnaird
Struck: The Lightning Project Book 1 is complete, aimed at young adults and features a diverse cast of characters including gay and lesbian teens, POC and a kickass non-binary superhero. Oh, and family secrets, superheroes and a wise cracking MC 😉 #xponorth
11 Jan, 09:49 PM UTC
Jackie Morrison
#XpoNorth YA fiction - complete & on final edit https://t.co/AuBb8fzP1S
11 Jan, 09:02 PM UTC

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