HarperFiction has acquired two more books by author Cressida McLaughlin.
Senior commissioing editor Kate Bradley acquired world rights from Hannah Ferguson at Hardman and Swainson.
HarperFiction launched McLaughlin's debut serial, Wellies and Westies, in 2015, and followed it up with The Canal Boat Cafe series which has sold more than 100,000 units in nine months, according to the publisher.
Bradley said: "I’m thrilled that we have signed Cressida up for another two novels. Cressida’s books are filled with a unique charm and warmth that aren’t quite like anyone else, which is why her fans adore her. Cressida has made a real splash with her addictive series and we’re looking forward to an exciting future."
McLaughlin said: "I've loved every minute of working with Kate and the HarperCollins team, and I'm so delighted that people enjoy reading my stories as much as I love writing them. It really is a dream come true, and I'm so happy that it's continuing, and that I can keep sharing my books and working with a wonderful group of people who really believe in my writing. I feel very lucky."
McLaughlin’s new series The Once in a Blue Moon Guesthouse opens for business on 25th December 2016. The as-yet-untitled second book in the new deal will be published as e-serials in 2018.