We’re kicking things off with a cover reveal this week:
Leah Mercer’s The Puzzle of You is due to be published by Amazon Publishing / Lake Union in November this year, and the cover is just beautiful.
Teresa Driscoll has hit one million readers across all of her titles this week – a phenomenal achievement. Teresa was equally thrilled with the news:
Ten years of rejection….and now I've sold a million copies of my fiction!
Here's my story in a blog with a BIG hug for everyone who's helped and believed in me along the way… #keepgoing #amwriting @agentmilburn https://t.co/G9DCU2Ho3X pic.twitter.com/uQ8IJLcIqU
— Teresa Driscoll (@TeresaDriscoll) May 15, 2019
Melanie Golding’s unsettling thriller Little Darlings was included in Bustle’s 10 Horror Retellings of Your Favorite Classic Stories. Bustle also wrote a brilliant feature on Little Darlings, where they said: “Melanie Golding spins a chilling tale of modern motherhood based on that dark legend, and it will make you question your own hold on reality.”
Annie Ward’s Beautiful Bad has been nominated for the US-based Strand Critics Award for Best Debut Novel. It has been nominated along with five others, one of which is Stuart Turton’s The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle.
Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory is at No. 5 in the hardback charts again this week. Elizabeth has received some brilliant reviews from the national press, and the novel has been honoured with wall displays from as far afield as Australia and Switzerland, and – closer to home – Newcastle and Covent Garden:
Over the weekend, the novel was at No. 1 in The Times. The Doll Factory was also picked as one of The Sunday Times’ “Must Reads” this week, will be featured as part of BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime until the end of the week, and Elizabeth has been interviewed on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row.
Leah Hazard’s heartbreaking and honest memoir about life as an NHS midwife, Hard Pushed was at No. 9 in the non-fiction charts this week.
Three books were published this week.
And finally, some news from foreign rights: