Blink has acquired three true stories based on adoption, sex blogging and alcoholism, set for publication next year.
World English language rights to How I Met My Son, Girl on the Net and Sober Stick Figure, were acquired by Blink Reality publisher Emily Thomas.
Thomas said: “Our books tell incredible stories across a range and breadth of topics with one common strand at the heart of them: they touch people’s lives and mirror our own in some way. I’m delighted to announce these new signings.”
How I Met my Son is Rosalind Powell’s story of adopting, sharing her personal experiences of infertility, IVF and navigating the minefield of social services. It is due to be released on 11th February 2016. World English language rights were bought from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann Agency.
Girl on the Net is a confessional guide to romantic myths from a 30-something (anonymous) sex blogger, described as “a love story for people who don't believe in love stories”. It is due to be published on 10th March 2016. World English language rights were bought from Lorella Belli at the Lorella Belli Literary Agency.
Sober Stick Figure is author and TV comic Amber Tozer’s tale of alcoholism and recovery, written in a light and entertaining style and illustrated throughout with crude stick figures in crayon. It is due to be published on 5th May next year. UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired from Rachel Clements at Abner Stein on behalf of Kirsten Neuhaus and Peter Steinberg at Foundry Literary + Media.