Friday, January 7, 2022

Hobeck Books Signs up three Louise Miller books


Without burying the lead, I signed a three book deal with the fantastic Rebecca Collins and Adrian Hobart who make up Hobeck Books. The first of the Louise Miller novels, Dirty Little Secret, will be published in May 2022 with the second in the series, From Sorrow's Hold, released later in 2022.

The third book, Cut and Shut, is currently being written and research for books four and five is underway.

To say I am thrilled and excited by this development is to put it mildly. I was extremely dejected following the books initial publication and subsequent fallout; a long held dream had been tarnished by what was a shoddy product, and a few people told me it would be hard to come back from that. I looked at going the indie author route myself, but this book and its series needed a publisher behind it and so I started the long process of submitting to agents and some publishers, this time those with a proven track record.

Several people had suggested I get in touch with Hobeck and so I sent off an email explaining the situation I was in. I'd caught them just as they were coming to the end of a submission window and they were happy to take a look.

Let's cut forward to four months later and the thrill and excitement began with an email from Rebecca and Adrian saying they would love to have me onboard and publish my books. We then talked over Zoom about the book and my plans for the series and here we are today, with the announcement being made.

You can read the official press release here: HOBECK BOOKS

I am so pleased and thankful to Rebecca and Adrian for bringing me into their family of authors, and excited about their plans for the Louise Miller books. I can't wait for you to read them.

Dirty Little Secret will be released in May, with From Sorrow's Hold shortly after. The third book, Cut and Shut will be delivered to Hobeck in April - there is no release date to be revealed yet.

Cheers - JP

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