Jessie Botterill, Commissioning editor at Bookouture, has signed a deal with script editor, Clare Boyd, via her agent Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency
The offer was made just 24 hours after submission, and is for WEL rights in two domestic dramas; Little Liar, a tense and terrifying portrayal of family life spinning out of control, will be published in February 2018, with the second novel following in April 2018.
Little Liar was one of those submissions I knew I had to stop everything for and read. Clare’s writing had me on a knife-edge, reading with my heart in my mouth through every nail-biting page. It’s is an extraordinary book that delivers on every possible level and I know Clare has a very exciting career ahead of her.
Broo Doherty said:
I was blown away by Jessie’s enthusiasm for this book; from the moment I submitted it to her, I was conscious that she was just the right editor, and I know that she will publish it with that passion which will drive the book into the hands of the perfect reader. I couldn’t be more pleased with the deal.
Clare Boyd said:
I am absolutely thrilled to be joining Jessie and Peta and all of the Bookouture team. Their energy and creativity is inspirational, and I can’t wait for the publication of my first novel, Little Liar, in February 2018.
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