Egmont signs LGBTQ romantic comedy from CWIP winner Steven

Egmont signs LGBTQ romantic comedy from CWIP winner Steven

Electric Monkey has snapped up two more books from award-winning author Laura Steven.

Liz Bankes, commissioning editor at Egmont Publishing, signed the deal with Suzie Townsend at New Leaf Literary Agency for world rights. 

Steven’s third YA book, The Love Hypothesis, is a "YA rom-com with a (double helix) twist," said Egmont. "Steven will put issues of free will, consent and bodily autonomy under the microscope, and her trademark no-holds-barred voice and one-liners are set to create a potent mix in this chemically comedic LGBTQ novel."

The Love Hypothesis will publish in March 2020 in paperback, with a fourth YA novel to follow in 2021. 

Bankes said: "Laura Steven is a force in YA that even Caro Kerber-Murphy would have trouble quantifying. As the very proud publishers of Laura’s fiercely funny and feminist Izzy O’Neill books, we cannot wait to introduce readers to this hilarious and heartfelt love story with a genius twist.|

Steven added: "I’m so excited to be working with the team at Egmont again, on a book that’s so close to my heart."

Steven's The Exact Opposite of Okay was awarded the inaugural Comedy Women in Print Prize (Published Author category) last week.