New mentors for Spark

Lindsey Fraser and Kathryn Ross
Lindsey Fraser and Kathryn Ross

Here at Spark we get lots of enquiries from people who want to work with literary agents – more than Judy Moir can keep up with, so the good news is that not one but two literary agents are joining the team.

Lindsey Fraser and Kathryn Ross ran the Readership Development agency Scottish Book Trust from 1991 until 2002 when they decided to put their combined experience into a new venture – Fraser Ross Associates Literary Agency and Consultancy.

Their experience prior to their work with Scottish Book Trust lay mainly in teaching and bookselling, both in the UK and overseas. Over the years, they have been on the judging panel for the Nestlé Smarties, Whitbread and Fidler literary prizes and have attended and addressed conferences on literature and readership development throughout the UK, in the USA and Canada, in Ghana, France, Germany and Russia. They worked with the BBC to launch the Blue Peter Book Awards which they administered for many years. They have reviewed books widely, both nationally and for the Scottish press, and edited a number of anthologies and author biographies. They are both very experienced mentors who enjoy working one-to-one with writers.