September Publishing has acquired a book by Sharon Blackie on Celtic woman and empowerment.
Publisher Hannah MacDonald (pictured) acquired world English language rights to If Women Rose Rooted, Like Tress from Kirsty McLachlan at DGA Ltd.
Inspired by Celtic landscapes, mythology and its unique heroines, Blackie’s book “will offer alternative journeys to empowerment as well as drawing insight from women in places as diverse as the UK, Ireland and North America who combine confidence and self-direction with a strong connection to the environment and Celtic values”.
MacDonald said: “Our daughters need better role models, better stories to learn from. Meanwhile across the world, women are listening to deeper instincts and reconnecting with the environment, finding self-fulfillment through different priorities. This a timely book which will appeal to those interested in a New Celticism and to women searching for different routes through life, much as Women who Run With The Wolves did 30 years ago.”
Separately MacDonald acquired world all languages rights to Mark Thomas’ 100 Acts of Minor Dissent from Mike McCarthy at Lakin McCarthy.
The book will be published as an illustrated paperback and e-book in spring 2016. Thomas has previously published titles including Mark Thomas Presents the People’s Manifesto with Ebury.
MacDonald said: “It'll be a really fresh, dynamically designed book, bang in tune with the localist/activist mood of the moment. It's the perfect title with which to introduce the inspiring, funny and endlessly challenging Mark to new readers.”