We are delighted to announce that Kimberley Atkins at Hodder & Stoughton has acquired world rights for new fiction titles by Katie Marsh from Hannah Ferguson. The deal includes three new novels. Unbreak Your Heart is set to be the first title published, with the paperback, ebook and audiobook set to hit shelves in May 2021, and will be Katie’s fifth published novel.
Unbreak Your Heart is the heart-warming story of seven-year-old Jake, who was born with a heart condition and spends a considerable amount of time in hospital. Over the course of a year, he is determined to find his single father – someone to love. But when nurse Beth moves into the cottage next door to them, their lives are changed forever.
Katie said: “Unbreak Your Heart was born in a hospital corridor eight years ago when I carried my baby daughter towards her first operation. It is a love story of hope and courage, about the light that shines through the darkness and the love that can transform a broken heart and let it take flight. I can’t wait to share it with readers and I couldn’t be happier to be continuing my career with the incredible Kimberley Atkins and the Hodder & Stoughton team. It is a dream come true.”
Hannah said: “Katie has already published four wonderful books with Hodder. Her next book, Unbreak Your Heart, is the most uplifting and best to date. I’m incredibly excited to see it publish next year and I am looking forward to what comes next. Katie, Kimberley and Hodder make a great team.”
Kimberly Atkins said: “I am thrilled to be continuing to publish Katie Marsh at Hodder & Stoughton. Her novels are brimming with heart, featuring unforgettable characters and moments to make you laugh and cry. Katie’s previous novels have been digital chart-toppers and I’m looking forward to delighting her existing fans and introducing new readers to her writing with these next three books.”
Katie had a ten-year NHS career before leaving to write full-time. She lives in the countryside with her family, and is the author of four novels, including the 2018 World Book Night pick My Everything and the Kindle bestseller A Life Without You. She loves strong coffee, the promise of a blank page and stealing her husband’s toast.
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