HQ Digital snap up feel-good festive story by TOWIE’s Laura Ziepe

HQ editor Charlotte Mursell has signed World English rights in a two-book deal from Joanna Swainson, on behalf of Hannah Ferguson at Hardman & Swainson.

According to the publisher, ‘Tis the Season to Be Single is the ‘delightfully feel-good festive story from former The Only Way Is Essex star Laura Ziepe. Best friends Rachel, Grace and Amber never expected to find themselves single just before Christmas. But when Rachel discovers her boyfriend cheating, Grace ditches her grumpy husband and Rachel’s best friend (who she’s always been secretively in love with) announces he’s getting married, it’s clear this isn’t going to be the festive season they’d imagined! With Christmas fast approaching, surely there’s no better time to be single – yet will the three friends manage to keep their promise and ban all men until the New Year?’

Mursell said: “‘Tis the Season to Be Single is 21st century romance at its best. Fantastically compulsive, giggle-worthy and uplifting, we’re delighted to be welcoming Laura to the HQ Digital list and adding a little sparkle to everyone’s Christmas this year.”

Ziepe said: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining HQ for a two book deal, and really excited about working with Charlotte and the team as I know I’m in great hands. I loved writing ‘Tis the Season to Be Single and feel extremely lucky to be able to share it!”