Aria buys three more novels by Julie Houston

Rights - Fiction Thursday, 16 May 2019

Existing Aria author commits to new publishing programme with first new book in the deal out late next year

Aria Fiction editorial director Hannah Smith has acquired World English rights to three new Julie Houston books from Anne Williams at the Kate Hordern Literary Agency.

Houston is the author of five bestselling novels, published by Aria. A Village Affair has been in the Amazon top 100 for four months and Goodness, Grace and Me is also Kindle top 100 bestseller and a Kindle Number One bestseller in Humourous Fiction.

Houston’s next novel, Sing Me A Secret, will be published in early 2020 and sees readers 'return to the wonderful village of Westenbury where the village choir is trying to put on the greatest show the village has ever seen, with all the love, rivalry, drama and antics readers love in Julie Houston’s novels.'

The first book in the new deal will be published in late 2020.

Smith said: "Julie has been a truly brilliant and fantastic author to work with here at Aria, she’s such a talented author who is going from strength to strength. We are beyond excited to have three more books from her and continue to grow her across platforms."

Houston (pictured) said: "I’m absolutely delighted to have signed another three book deal with Aria, and look forward to continuing working with such a highly professional publishing company. Hannah and her team are working with some great authors, producing fabulous books and I’m proud to be part of that team."

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