Egmont signs three-book deal with Kimberly Wyatt

Egmont signs three-book deal with Kimberly Wyatt

Egmont has signed a three-book children’s fiction deal with TV presenter and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt.

The series is about a girl called Billie who has always dreamed of being a dancer and so auditions for the World Elite Dance Academy. Wyatt will write the books with Siobhan Curham, author of novels such as Moonlight Dreamers (Walker Books) and the ghostwriter of Zoella’s Girl Online.

Ali Dougal, publishing director for fiction at Egmont, secured the deal with Rebecca Ritchie, on behalf of Stephanie Thwaites, at Curtis Brown.

The first book in the World Elite Dance Academy series, Billie’s Big Audition, will be published on 4th May 2017 (p/b, £6.99) with book two following in July 2017 and book three in September 2017.

Dougal said: “We're so proud to be publishing this commercial, energetic, accessible dance series, which embraces difference and perfectly chimes with Kimberly's drive to promote children's wellbeing through dance, and Egmont's aim to inspire all children to read.”