In the News!

We’re very excited to see such great coverage of our new book in the Scottish media! Susi and Ruthie’s new book has been featured in newspapers and magazines across Dumfries and Galloway. In fact they were front page news in the Galloway Gazette! The publication of the book Nip Nebs and the Last Berry was […]

Leading Scots Actor is Nip Nebs Fan.

When one of Scotland’s busiest actors is one of your fans then you know you must be doing something right! That’s the situation for children’s author Susi Briggs who has recently launched her new picture book featuring the character Nip Nebs so beautifully brought to life in the illustrations by artist Ruthie Redden Actor Gary […]

Nip Nebs and the Last Berry has been launched!

Illustrator Ruthie Redden at Moat Brae in Dumfries We are very excited at Curly Tale HQ to announce that Nip Nebs and the Last Berry is now available either on this website through our shop or from online and independent bookstores through the UK. The book had its first launch at the wonderful Moat Brae […]

Curly Tale Books at Wigtown Book Festival 2019

Renita Boyle reads from Strange Visitor We’ve had a really wonderful time at this year’s Wigtown Book Festival with our authors and illustrators appearing across the ten days of the main programme and, in particular, the children’s Big Wig section. Shalla Gray was invited to read our Beltie titles and Charlotte’s Woolly Yarn (one as […]

Busy Week at Wigtown Book Festival and Big Wig Festival

Jayne with Big Wig We’re having a really busy time at this year’s annual Wigtown Book Festival which includes the Big Wig children’s festival. Jayne’s enjoying her five minutes of fame pictured here with the Big Wig mascot and the photo was featured on the BBC’s article about the festival. Shalla took part in a […]

Are you ready to meet the Strange Visitor?

The Strange Visitor We are very excited to announce the arrival of the Strange Visitor! Based on an old Scots tale this new version has been retold by storyteller Renita Boyle with amazing art work by illustrator Mike Abel. This is the second time this author and artist team have worked together, the first time […]

Great Feature on Curly Tale Author

We were excited to see a fabulous double page feature on Alasdair Hutton and the reasons why he wrote the story Mustard and Pepper in The Southern Reporter newspaper. Alasdair has had a very interesting career including being a journalist and broadcaster in Australia as well as in his native Scotland. He has been a […]