The Kate Nash Literary Agency are delighted to announce that Farrago has signed a two book deal with Jane Lovering.
The press release, originally published on Bookbrunch.com, reads:
“Abbie Headon, commissioning editor at Farrago, has bought world rights for two books in the Seasons by the Sea series by Jane Lovering from Kate Nash at the Kate Nash Literary Agency.
Headon said: “We were delighted to acquire Jane’s new series to start off the romantic comedy strand of our humorous fiction list in style. Her writing combines laugh-out-loud humour with profound emotional understanding, and I am sure readers will fall as deeply in love as I have with down-on-her-luck hero Tansy Merriwether and her scruffy pooch Brian.”
Lovering, the only author to ever have won both the RoNA Romantic Novel of the Year and the Love Story of the Year, said: “I’m very much looking forward toChristmas Secrets by the Sea becoming Farrago’s first romantic comedy. Humour is at the forefront of all my writing, despite some dark themes and the sometimes less-than-funny situations that my characters find themselves in, so I’m looking forward to seeing my assorted cast of TV actors, a disgruntled exbusinesswoman, and The Dog Brian on Farrago’s list.”
Kate Nash says: “Jane Lovering is a unique writing talent, which her many awards and accolades are a testament to. Readers love her dark psychological romances where damaged three-dimensional characters are redeemed by love.”
The first book, Christmas Secrets by the Sea, will be out on 13 December in ebook and paperback, and promoted through the book trade and direct to the Farrago mailing list of humorous fiction lovers, with Book Two to follow in September 2019.
According to the acquisition statement: ‘Farrago has established itself over the past two years as one of the new breed of publishers looking beyond traditional bookshelf categories and using current online marketing techniques to establish direct connections with readers.’ As well as promoting ebooks and audio, Farrago also makes its titles available in print to the book trade, via Macmillan Distribution.
Pete Duncan, Publisher at Prelude, started Farrago (‘fiction to make you smile’) in 2016 to bring humorous fiction directly into readers’ lives. The imprint has already seen success with the republication of classic series including the Miss Seeton mysteries by Heron Carvic and Hamilton Crane and the Flaxborough novels by Colin Watson. Recent original new titles include Battlestar Suburbia by Chris McCrudden, The Truth About Archie and Pye by Jonathan Pinnock and Magical Mystery Paws by Mandy Morton.”