Bonnier Zaffre signs an eight-part deal with Goodwin

Bonnier Zaffre signs an eight-part deal with Goodwin

Bonnier Zaffre will publish eight works from saga writer Rosie Goodwin.  

The Bonnier Publishing UK division's publishing director, Eleanor Dryden, acquired world rights from agent Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown. The new deal will see Bonnier Zaffre publish four shorts plus four more novels by Goodwin.

Her latest novel, A Mother’s Grace, publishes in hardback on Thursday (22nd February) and continues her collection inspired by the Victorian ‘Days of the week’ rhyme.  The title is the third in a four-book deal signed in 2016.

Dryden said: “We are overjoyed to sign up four more novels with the saga star that is Rosie Goodwin. Hitting the one million copy sales mark, plus the publication of her 30th novel, are worthy of huge celebration and we are looking forward to taking her compelling and heartrending Victorian saga series, continuing this week with the publication of A Mother’s Grace, to the well-deserved next level.”

Nuneaton-based Goodwin, who has sold over a million copies of her books, said: “I’m thrilled to celebrate a new contract with the wonderful team at Bonnier Zaffre, and my brilliant agent, Sheila Crowley."

Goodwin is the first author in the world to be allowed to follow three of Catherine Cookson’s trilogies with her own sequels. She has written more than 30 novels altogether and has sold 563,053 copies altogether, which has made £2.62m, with her biggest seller Dilly’s Sacrifice (Little, Brown), shifting 44,732 copies.

Having worked in the social services sector for many years, then fostering a number of children, she is now a full-time novelist.