Scilly series from Ashley to Avon's Maze

Scilly series from Ashley to Avon's Maze

HarperCollins imprint Avon is to publish a new Cornish romance series from Phillipa Ashley for its Maze digital-first list.

Commissioning editor Rachel Faulkner-Willcocks acquired world English language rights to the three titles from Broo Doherty at D H H Literary Agents.

Faulkner-Willcocks said: "Phillipa is a true star of the Maze list. Her gorgeous stories and wonderful characters have deservedly won her a legion of avid fans, and we’re delighted to continue working with Phillipa on her next books."

Ashley is the author of the Cornish Café trilogy (Maze), which has sold more 100,000 copies in e-book in the UK, according to the publisher.

Doherty said: "I am delighted to have sold Phillipa’s next series to Maze. They have done such a brilliant job with the Cornish Café series, and I have every confidence that they will repeat this success with the Little Cornish Isles trilogy."

The new series will be set on the Scilly Isles and will launch in September.