New HQ YA titles revealed

New HQ YA titles revealed

Virginia Macgregor and Chloe Seager will be published the under new YA imprint HQ YA next year.

The imprint is part of HQ, formerly known as Harlequin and a division of HarperCollins. It replaces Mira Ink, which will be closed at the end of October.

Macgregor’s title Wishbones is about a teenager who struggles with dealing with a very overweight mother. HQ senior editor Anna Baggaley bought the UK and Commonwealth rights from Bryony Woods at Diamond Kahn and Woods and will publish in March 2017 in paperback (£7.99) and e-book (£4.99).

HQ has also acquired Editing Emma – The Secret Blog of an Internet Stalker, by Chloe Seager, a literary agent at Diane Banks Associates. Seager’s humorous debut novel is about a tech savvy teen who has an unhealthy obsession with her ex-boyfriend, so decides to set up a dating blog.

Baggaley bought world rights from Lauren Gardner at Bell Lomax Moreton Agency and will publish in August next year, again in paperback (£7.99) and e-book (£4.99).

Speaking about the deals, Baggeley said Macgregor’s Virginia’s writing is “so exceptional powerful”, whilst Seager’s books is “absolute joy to read”.