Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Publishing Deal - Kate Harrison

And here's another new publishing deal being announced, for Kate Harrison and the Soul Beach trilogy (no real details of the plot yet). From Book Trade:

To Amber Caravéo at Orion Children's Books, her first acquisition for the Orion Children's list; the SOUL BEACH trilogy from the author of the best-selling SECRET SHOPPER novels (also published by Orion), Kate Harrison.

The first book in the trilogy, SOUL BEACH, will be published in summer 2011.

Amber Caravéo says of the acquisition:

'As soon as I read the first few pages of Kate's spectacular and sinister SOUL BEACH trilogy, I knew I wanted to publish. I am delighted that my first acquisition for Orion Children's Books could be something that is so original and stand-out in the YA arena.'

Kate Harrison says of her first books for a teen audience:

'I had the idea for Soul Beach after spending far too much of my writing time on Facebook, and beginning to see a darker side to social networking. After I started writing the book, I really hoped that I'd find a publisher who'd feel as excited about the story as I did, so it was fabulous when I met Amber and the team at Orion Children's, as they totally 'got it.' It's also brilliant to be able to give rein to my creepier instincts, and even better that I'm being published by the people at Orion, who have done such a great job with my adult novels.'


  1. Oh wow, I LOVE the Secret Shopper series and kate's writing in those, so I'll certainly be looking out for this. Thanks for posting!

  2. I've heard about Soul Beach, and it sounds completely amazing. Can't wait!