Quercus has acquired two novels by Dorothy Koomson, who has moved from Sphere.
Executive director David North bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Antony Harwood. Koomson’s first novel for Quercus will be published in autumn 2012, with details to be revealed.
Mark Smith, Quercus' chief executive, said: “I am thrilled that Dorothy is joining the Quercus team. The energy that Dorothy has shown in developing her books, her fantastic website and the ‘read your heart out’ concept all underline how well she knows her readers and the genre.
"We believe that this knowledge and understanding, combined with our own enthusiasm and vision for her, will be vital in taking Dorothy to the next level of both sales and profile.”