The news is out! We’re delighted that Michael Joseph have acquired world English language rights to two new fiction titles from Queen of the Jungle and Sunday Times bestseller Giovanna Fletcher. The deal was struck between publishing director Maxine Hitchcock and Hannah Ferguson. The first novel is set to publish in autumn 2023.

Her latest novel, Walking on Sunshinewas published in the UK  by Michael Joseph on 11th November.

Maxine said: “Since we first published Giovanna in 2013, she has been an utter joy to work with and her warm-hearted and inspiring novels, featuring characters who are so real they feel like true friends, just keep getting better and better. We are so proud of everything Giovanna has achieved in every aspect of her impressive career and know she is destined to become a true superstar of the fiction world.”

Giovanna said: “Penguin Michael Joseph has been home to my fiction since the start of my writing career and I’m thrilled to be sticking with the family moving forward. I carry great pride in being one of their authors and am forever grateful for the encouragement and support they give me. Maxine’s enthusiasm is second to none, and the way she and Hannah work together to get the best out of me is hugely appreciated. I cannot wait to let my imagination run free some more.”

Hannah said: “From the very start of Gi’s publishing career she has always written characters with heart that connect with readers like no other. Her books are full of love, warmth, laughter and some tears. I’m delighted she will be publishing two new books with the team at Michael Joseph – there are no limits to where her writing can go from here.”

Giovanna Fletcher is a number one bestselling author and podcast creator. With eleven titles under her belt so far, she is one of the UK’s most successful women’s fiction authors; she has also written two non-fiction works focusing on parenting and motherhood. Her podcast Happy Mum, Happy Baby has over seven million downloads to date and has featured a range of celebrity guests, including the Duchess of Cambridge. Giovanna is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust, a patron for CoppaFeel!, and she also works closely with Tommy’s and Save the Children. In 2020 she was crowned I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’s Queen of The Castle.
You can read the Bookseller article here.