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Weekly Highlights 4th – 11th September

Between major deals, cover reveals and social media buzz, it has been another phenomenal week for our authors.

First off, we are incredibly proud to reveal the gorgeous cover for Ella Carey‘s Paris Time CapsuleHer enthralling historical novel set in wartime Paris will be released on 6th October 2020 by Bookouture.

We are delighted that Nikki May’s dazzling debut, Wahala, has been acquired both in the UK, and following a nine-way auction in the US as well. May’s tantalising emotional thriller will be published in the UK by Penguin Random House / Doubleday, and in the US by HarperCollins / Custom House as part of a seven figure, two-book deal. Read the full article in The Bookseller here.

We are thrilled that Rona Halsall has officially reached 200,000 copies sold across her fiction catalogue.

Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project (Penguin Random House / Transworld) has been selected by media personality Georgia Toffolo, of Made in Chelsea fame, for her Toff’s Book Club September pick.

Sadie Pearse’s gripping new release, One of the Family (Hachette / Sphere) has been featured on Bella Magazine’s must-reads list.

Imogen Clark‘s enticing family drama, The Last Piece, has shot to number 1 in Australia’s Kindle chart.

Not one to sit still, Michelle Adams has started her own podcast called Beyond Words. In the latest episode, she interviews fellow author Kate Riordan about her recent novel, The Heatwave. Listen in here.

Stephanie Wrobel‘s incredible Darling Rose Gold (Penguin Random House / Berkley) has been featured in Pure Wow’s round-up of 13 Books Every Book Club Should Read, alongside excellent company. Read the full list here. The title’s breathtaking Brazilian cover for was also revealed this week, prior to its October release.

Abigail Mann joined the Funny Debut Women live panel discussion hosted by The Motherload Book Club to discuss her hilarious debut, The Lonely Fajita (HarperCollins / One More Chapter). Watch the panel video here and read the authors’ Facebook Q&A here.

C.L. Taylor has had an excellent week, with the impending paperback release of her newest book, Strangers, as well as lending her hand to the Behind Closed Doors panel at Slaughterfest. You can rewatch the discussion here.

Alexandra Wilson‘s stirring memoir, In Black and White, has been featured in the September issue of Crime Monthly magazine.

Phil Hickes‘ upcoming Middle Grade ghost story, The Haunting of Aveline Jones, was listed as a  ‘debut of the month’ by Love Reading 4 Kids. Take a look at the full list here.

Melanie Golding‘s chilling Little Darlings (Harper Collins / HQ) was released in paperback in the US this week.

And last but not least, on the international rights front this week we are excited to announce the following deals:

Latvian rights to Elizabeth Kay’s Seven Lies have gone to Kontinents.

Czech rights to Kathryn Foxfield’s Good Girls Die First have gone to Euromedia.