Avon Lucks out with trilogy

Avon has acquired three books by debut novelist Olivia Luck, with the first novel in the series set to follow lead character Kiki Carlow as she plans her wedding.

Editorial director Claire Bord bought UK and Commonwealth, including translation, rights in the trio of books from Claudia Webb at WME, with plans to publish the first title, The  Wedding Diaries, in August 2012. The second, The Baby Diaries, will be released in February 2013, with the third, The Home Maker Diaries, to come in autumn 2013.

Bord said: "[The trilogy is] terrifically entertaining, with a sharp knowing humour that
had me literally snorting with laughter in places. Olivia also writes with great warmth and in Kiki, has created an authentic female character that women will connect with immediately.

"I raced through The Wedding Diaries on my e-reader and alongside the paperback think it has huge potential in the e-book format."