Last week I was delighted to announce I’ve signed a deal with Orenda Books to publish my third book, In Her Wake. I thought I’d share the press release from the Book Trade News:
“Press Release: Deals Done
Orenda Books Signs New Amanda Jennings Thriller
Posted at 5:17PM Friday 12 Jun 2015
Karen Sullivan, publisher of Orenda Books, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of World English Language rights for bestselling author Amanda Jennings’ In Her Wake, from Broo Doherty at DHH Literary Agency.
A dark, page-turning psychological thriller, In Her Wake is also a profoundly moving and dramatic story of one woman’s self-discovery, when a family tragedy reveals shocking news that changes her life forever.
Karen says, ‘In Her Wake is a chilling, exquisitely written and evocative thriller that hinges on the abduction of a child, and the effect this crime has on everyone connected with it. It’s also a compelling study of the nature of identity, with a series of interconnected, shocking discoveries driving a complex and deftly orchestrated plot set on the ruggedly beautiful, richly described Cornish coast. Amanda’s reputation as a fine writer preceded her, and In Her Wake is undoubtedly her best yet, placing her firmly at the heart of contemporary crime fiction. I could not be more excited to publish Amanda, and know that In Her Wake is a perfect fit for the growing Orenda list.’
Amanda says, ‘I am over the moon to be joining Orenda. I am inspired by Karen’s energy and passion, and it’s wonderful to see how she champions her books and takes care of her authors. It’s an exciting time for me and I very much look forward to working with her and the rest of the talented team.’
Broo Doherty says, ‘I’m delighted to have sold In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings to Karen Sullivan at Orenda Books. I have never known two more enthusiastic women so it is a marriage made in heaven. What they will achieve on publication will be awesome…’
In Her Wake will be published in Spring 2016, by Orenda Books.
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Eeeeek! EXCITING!! I’ll post a pic of the cover image as soon as we have one, but until then, here’s a picture of the gorgeous coast around St Ives to decorate the page…