S&S signs more from Moore

Simon & Schuster has signed a fiction deal with its picture book author Suzi Moore, whose Little One's Bedtime is published tomorrow [4th August].

Fiction editor Jane Griffiths bought world rights to two novels from Sophie Gorrell Barnes at MBA literary agency. The as yet untitled stories are aimed at 9-12 readers, and the first will be published in January 2013.

Griffiths said: "Suzi is a wonderful new fiction talent, whose writing grabs you emotionally and thoroughly engages, while never shying away from the most difficult of subjects. I’m so excited to have signed Suzi up and can’t wait to work with her on these novels."