Dawn Porter to write for Hodder Children's Books

Dawn Porter to write for Hodder Children's Books

Hodder Children's Books has bought two teen titles from journalist and presenter Dawn Porter.

Publisher Emily Thomas did the deal directly with Porter for a "sizeable" sum. The books are described as "epic stories of an intense female friendship between two schoolgirls...when platonic love can rival romantic love in the passion, jealousy, joy and betrayal it inspires".

Thomas said the novels would be "thoroughly compelling," describing Porter as a "fabulous" role model for teenage girls whose exploration of important subjects like body image and related charity work "gives her a powerful and refreshing point of difference in the world of celebrity publishing."

The first story, as yet untitled, will be published in early 2013.