Finch Books, a new YA imprint of the Totally Entwined Group, has signed a three-book deal with Lady Victoria Hervey.
Lady in Waiting is the first of a three book series entitled The Wristband Diaries and tells the story of a young woman finding her place in the world – from first love to lifelong friendships. "Beginning with a teens’ life and hijinks at boarding school, readers embark on the exciting life of a remarkable character," the publisher said.
Lady Victoria is known for being a model, socialite and aristocrat and is the elder daughter of the 6th Marquess of Bristol and his third wife Yvonne, Marchioness of Bristol (née Sutton).
She is the author of the popular party animal diary column, ‘Victoria’s Secrets’ in the Sunday Times which gave readers an insight into the life of a London socialite.
Totally Entwined, meanwhile, specialises in publishing romance and erotic fiction and was bought by Bonnier Publishing for an undisclosed sum in June.
Claire Siemaszkiewicz, founder and c.e.o of Totally Entwined, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Lady Victoria Hervey. She’s an impressive woman with fantastic life experiences that have shaped her first fiction series. It’s a wonderful series to publish in our YA imprint, Finch Books. We are really excited about the first book – it is sure to capture attention and inspire our younger readers.”
Hervey said: “I’m really excited to see my characters and story come to life. It’s been a dream for as long as I can remember. I hope the readers will enjoy it as much I have writing it and for those who can relate to it or just use it as a guide book to growing up.”
The book will be an addition to Totally Entwined’s CelebriteaseTM collection, which publishes fiction based on real life experiences in the world of celebrity, giving readers an insight into the world of celebrities.
Lady in Waiting is due to be published in April 2016 in paperback and e-book.