Orion author Liz Fenwick is moving to HQ, HarperCollins, in a six-figure, three-book deal.
Publishing director Kate Mills bought world English rights from Luigi Bonomi at LBA.
Following the completion of a two-book deal with Orion in 2015, the first book publishing under her new contract with HQ is The Path to the Sea, due for release in 2019.
Mills, who published Fenwick’s books during her time at Orion, said the HQ team looked forward to growing Fenwick's sales with the author set to become "a key part" of its women's fiction list.
Fenwick is the author of The Cornish House, A Cornish Affair, A Cornish Stranger, Under A Cornish Sky, The Returning Tide and a novella, A Cornish Christmas Carol (all published by Orion). According to Nielsen, she has sold 83,990 books in total for £574,500, with A Cornish Stranger her biggest seller at 17,107 copies sold.
"I’ve always loved Liz’s writing and very much enjoyed working with her, from her very first book, The Cornish House, so I’m delighted she’s joining our list at HQ," said Mills. "She’s a brilliant storyteller, and her love for Cornwall shines through her writing; the whole team is very much looking forward to growing her sales and to Liz becoming a key part of our women’s fiction list."
Fenwick added: "I’m hugely excited to be joining the team at HQ and looking forward to the terrific new opportunities ahead."