We’re delighted to announce multiple deals for Sunday Times bestseller, C.L. Taylor, with a significant six-figure deal for two further novels with Helen Huthwaite at Avon, US rights to The Missing being snapped up by Daniel Mallory, Vice-President and Executive Editor for William Morrow and an incredibly exciting new deal with Anna Baggaley from HQ who bought the UK & Commonwealth rights for two YA novels.
C.L. Taylor’s debut YA novel, The Treatment is set to publish September 2017, followed by a second book in 2018. HQ Senior Commissioning Editor, Anna Baggaley, said, ‘C.L. Taylor has a powerful and addictive voice that readers everywhere have fallen in love with. I’m thrilled that I am now able to take her page-turning, unputdownable writing to a new young adult audience.’
C. L. Taylor has published three novels with Avon so far, and became one of the top ten bestselling debuts of 2014 with The Accident. Since then she has gone on to become a No.1 eBook bestseller, and a Sunday Times chart-topper, with her following two novels, The Lie and The Missing. Editor, Helen Huthwaite said, ‘I am beyond delighted that we will continue our successful publishing partnership with C.L. Taylor. Her rise has been nothing short of stratospheric since her first novel, The Accident, published in 2014, and it has been the greatest privilege to be a part of that journey with her. It is difficult to overstate how important C.L. Taylor is to both Avon and the company as a whole; she is one of the most talented, astute, and committed authors I have ever had the pleasure of working with, and with almost one million copies of her books sold to date, there is no doubt as to why she is one of the biggest stars of the psychological thriller genre. We simply couldn’t be more proud to publish her.’
We’re so excited for C.L. Taylor’s incredible future and the wealth of amazing novels to come. Our own Madeleine Milburn said, ‘I am so excited to grow and develop C.L. Taylor’s career with three exceptional teams all under the HarperCollins umbrella and united by the same ambitious vision.’