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Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors | Tags: choc lit, iambik, jane lovering, sales
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to announce new deals for Jane Lovering with a third novel contracted to Choc Lit. VAMPIRE STATE OF MIND, a romantic comedy, will be published by Choc Lit in 2012.
Described as “a highly original author” by Russell Walker of BBC Radio York, it has been an exciting year for Jane Lovering. Her Choc Lit debut PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC was published in February, followed earlier this autumn by STARSTRUCK. Both titles have been promoted in UK retail and garnered excellent reviews.
Meanwhile her debut novel REVERSING OVER LIBERACE has been published as an audio book for the first time by Iambik.
Jane Lovering blogs at www.janelovering.co.uk
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors | Tags: book deal, janet woods, severn house
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to announce that Severn House have offered Janet Woods a two book contract for Tall Poppies, a saga following the lives of a maid and a housekeeper during the First World War, and one further book (title tbd).
Kate Nash: “Janet’s writing is so compelling and vivid readers are going be enthralled by these new stories set during the immediately after the First World War.”
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors, Client books | Tags: fenella miller
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to announce a book deal for Fenella Miller to People’s Friend Pocket Novels, for Miss Shaw and the Doctor. Congratulations, Fenella.
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors, Client books | Tags: jane lovering
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to announce a book deal for Jane Lovering to Choc Lit, for Don’t Stop the Music. Congratulations, Jane.
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors, Client books | Tags: agency books, janet woods
Straw in the Wind by Janet Woods is published this month in hardcover, a standalone sequel to Salting the Wound, “another winner from the exceptional pen of Janet Woods.” (Single Titles)
1835, England. A married woman, pregnant with her sea-captain lover’s child, dies giving birth. The child, Serafina Finn, is abandoned to an orphanage and grows up longing to feel that she belongs somewhere. Eighteen years later, her father, hearing rumours that his lost daughter survived, dispatches a detective, Adam Chapman, to discover the truth. Adam finds, and falls in love with, Serafina – but, even if he can prove her identity will her real family accept her?
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors | Tags: fenella miller
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to announce the sale of An Unexpected Encounter by Fenella Miller to MWPN, and the sale of A Mistaken Identity to Linford Romance (large print).
Additionally large print rights for Two Gentlemen from London has sold to Ulverscroft. (World Rights to Two Gentlemen from London with Robert Hale.) Congratulations, Fenella.
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors | Tags: janet woods, severn house
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to announce a two book deal for Janet Woods to Severn House, for two novels: Paper Doll and a second novel, title tbd. Congratulations, Janet.
Slightly Foxed, Jane Lovering‘s second novel, is published in trade paperback.
They say you’ll know when you’re in love. What if you don’t?
Alys, a single parent and certified romantic disaster area, is always falling for unattainable men—the latest one being the dead author of a “borrowed” book of poetry. When she reluctantly returns the book to its rightful owner, she meets Leo. He’s very much alive, very much attracted to her and, well, it’s love at first sight.
After all, she’s a single mum with a boring job in a bookshop and, as her daughter puts it, gravity’s not going to hold off forever. Leo’s got the financial stability she’s been craving and he looks like an aftershave advert. So it must be love.
Then there’s Piers, whose spontaneity draws her like a magnet. But is it love she feels, or just his infectious love of life? Before she can choose, an unexpected source threatens to lay bare the lie she has been living for the last sixteen years.
With happiness close to slipping out of her grasp, Alys is forced to ask herself whether she’s ever really been in love at all.
‘Throughly enjoyed’ Dear Author
Filed under: Agency announcements, Agency authors, Client books | Tags: janet woods
The Kate Nash Literary Agency is delighted to be joined by award-winning author Janet Woods.
A British born Australian author, Janet writes popular fiction. Her style encompasses contemporary romance, mainstream fiction and historical romance. She belongs to several writer organisations and has been awarded life membership of The Society of Women Writers.
Janet’s forthcoming novel is Salting the Wound, a captivating romance set in 19th century Dorset, to be published on October 1st 2009 by Severn House.
Filed under: Agency authors, business, Client books, Conferences and events, submissions, The Pile | Tags: lesley cookman, rna
Having completed the judging for the SWWJ, I was able to get back to The Pile of full manuscripts this week but I am still behind! I will catch up soon but once one becomes an agent and has clients to look after, reading material for clients becomes a priority above reading submissions. As I only have one pair of eyes I’m looking for a reader or two (email with CV and rates if interested please).
Last week I made it to the RNA Summer Party in London where the Joan Hessayson New Writers prize was awarded to Allie Spencer. Watching the line up of debut authors waiting to hear the results announced reminded me when I was in that line-up back in 2005, and also how successful some of my fellow nominees have become with their literary careers since then.
Back in the office, Lelsey Cookman’s Murder in Bloom was published on 18th May and I’ve been watching it doing well on amazon. I was asked to do some one-to-one appointments at the RNA Annual Conference in July, so sent off my bio etc for the programme. Feedback from publishers has started to come through from my early post-Book Fair submissions, some of which is encouraging, and a large print sale of my own latest short novel to Linford Romance/Ulverscroft.
I’m looking forward to spending a couple of days away from it all over the bank holiday weekend. The weather forecast is looking good.