Katie FlynnSaga author Flynn, who has published 35 novels including The Runaway and First Love, Last Love, has signed a deal for four new novels. Cornerstone will publish two books a year, one in summer and one at Christmas, for the next two years. The first book will appear in hardback in August 2014, and in paperback in November 2014.
Moriarty, a writer from the Faber Academy, has signed a two-book deal with Faber including thriller The Killing of Bobbi Lomax. The novel, to be launched in summer 2014, follows a series of bombings in a sleepy US town and the investigation that follows. The suspect is a rare books dealer who could be a genius, or a devil.
Kate HamerA former Curtis Brown Creative student, Kate Hamer, has signed a publishing deal with Faber for two novels. In The Girl in the Red Coat, eight-year-old Carmel is abducted by an elderly man at a festival. Her mother Beth searches desperately for her.
Death Zones by Simon Pasternak, to be published by Harvill Secker in summer 2015, explores the mentality of young Nazis in World War II. Set in Belarus and Hamburg in 1943, Death Zones follows a young Nazi police detective asked to investigate the murder of an SS officer. His investigations lead him to a Belarus gulag.
Historian Kate Williams has signed a three-book deal with Orion. The Storms of War, the first of the three, follows the de Witt family from the beginning of the Great War to the outbreak of World War Two. Williams has written several non-fiction books. The Storms of War will be published in July 2014.
Jack HeathReplica is a “high-concept” thriller for teens by Australian writer Jack Heath, to be published in the UK by Oxford University Press Children’s Books. Replica tells the story of teenage girl Chloe, who wakes up one day to find all her memories have been wiped, and that now there is another, unknown girl who looks and sounds exactly like her.