Kimberley Young, publisher of women's fiction at HarperCollins, has signed world English language rights in three novels by Kimberley Chambers
The six-figure deal with Tim Bates at Pollinger Ltd will see HC publishing Chambers until 2020.
Young said: "Kimberley Chambers is a legend as are her legion of fans. She has such a unique talent for bringing her characters alive that I live in fear of meeting them! Kimberley’s larger than life characters, and the amazing twisting plots that never let up are combined with a humour that is incomparable."
Chambers said: "Chambers said: I am absolutely thrilled to have signed a new deal with HarperFiction. I feel HarperCollins and I are a match made in heaven and I have found my publishing home for life. Kim Young and the team at HarperCollins treat me like a queen."
Chambers has been a DJ and a street trader, and is a now a full time writer. Her previous novels include Payback and The Wronged.