Accent Press has signed a four-book deal with Edinburgh-based writer Jenny Harper, who has self-published two novels.
The deal was made at the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s annual conference in Telford, Shropshire, over the weekend. It covers Harper’s two existing novels, Face the Wind and Fly and Loving Susie, and a new novel titled Maximum Exposure, as well as a fourth book, to be published next spring.
Hazel Cushion, m.d. and founder of Accent Press, said: “Jenny will fit right into our contemporary women’s fiction list and we are very excited by this deal. Jenny writes contemporary women’s fiction with bite – her characters are complex and face serious issues. We are very much looking forward to launching Maximum Exposure in September this year.”
She said of the deal: “I’m thrilled to be taken on by Accent Press. I’m really looking forward to working with the team and can’t wait to get started.”
Harper lives in Edinburgh and has been a non-fiction editor, a journalist and a businesswoman, as well as writing a children’s novel and several books about Scotland.
Her short story, “The Eighth Promise” was recently published in the Romantic Novelists’ Association anthology, Truly, Madly, Deeply, published by Mills and Boon. She published her first two novels on Kindle and Createspace earlier this year.