The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal has been optioned for TV by acclaimed production company Buccaneer Media, in a deal handled directly by the agency. The news broke yesterday on Variety and The Bookseller.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman climbed back to No.2 in the UK charts this week. The novel continues to have an impact internationally, sitting firmly at No.4 in the Italian foreign fiction charts and returning to its overall No.1 position in Ireland.
And just when I thought this week couldn't get any more exciting – LOOK what a courier just delivered! Okay – now I need booze! 😁 pic.twitter.com/HI4jRpl90N
— C. J. Tudor (@cjtudor) July 18, 2018
You’re Snug With Me by illustrator Poonam Mistry and author Chitra Soundar was commended highly in Kirkus Reviews. In praise of the picture book they said: ‘Parental love, sound ecological advice, and breathtaking illustrations all in one’.
Caroline (pictured below) attended the Thriller Awards in New York last Friday. Her book, Witness, was shortlisted for the Best E-Book Original Novel Award. Hosted by Thrillerfest, the conference brings together thriller enthusiasts, and is attended by authors, industry professionals, agents and fans.
I may not have won but what an amazing night! Thanks so much to everyone who has supported my work over the years. I am truly blessed. PS I met George R. R. Martin – night made! @agentmilburn @hayleyemmasteed @AmazonPub @jackbutler pic.twitter.com/SuDonjPMTw
— Caroline Mitchell (@Caroline_writes) July 15, 2018
The Dead Good Reader Awards kick off at Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Writing Festival this Friday. Three agency authors, C. L. Taylor, C. J. Tudor and Teresa Driscoll, have been shortlisted for The Fear, The Chalk Man and I Am Watching You respectively.
Usborne have launched a giveaway for Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes? by Holly Bourne. Readers who preorder the book by the 8th August will receive their very own Kindness Package.