So excited to share that Associate Publisher Kathryn Taussig has acquired World English language rights for two new books by author Ali Mercer, who was previously published by Transworld, from Judith Murdoch of Judith Murdoch Literary Agency.
The first book, My Lost Daughter, will publish May 2019. It is an emotional family drama about a woman, Rachel, whose life has unravelled since her husband has been given custody of their young daughter Becca after a messy break-up. While Rachel struggles to rebuild her relationship with Becca in the limited time they’re allowed to spend together, she accidentally uncovers some dark truths around what really happened years before that could change everything.
Mercer’s second book, also an emotional family drama, will follow in September 2019.
Kathryn Taussig said,
It’s such a rare thing to find an author who can write family drama well, and for this reason I’m over the moon to be publishing Ali Mercer. Her writing is beautiful, thoughtful and moving. Her characters are believably flawed and yet endlessly relatable and her stories are engrossing. My Lost Daughter is a perfect fit for Bookouture and I know it will delight readers of Jodi Picoult, Diane Chamberlain and Kerry Fisher.
Ali Mercer said,
I’m delighted to be on board with Bookouture. They’re forward-looking and fast-moving, but take their time looking after their authors and getting their books just right. They really know how to develop authors’ brands and build the relationship between writers and readers. It’s no wonder they’ve gone from strength to strength, and I’m very much looking forward to being part of their future.
Every writer longs to work with the ideal editor – one who responds to the heart of your book, but also sees how to polish it till it shines as brightly as it can. I’ve completely lucked out with Kathryn Taussig, who cares as much as I do about what’s going to happen to my characters next, and who’s up for a bit of strong emotion, twisty drama and suspense. We’re both fascinated by what makes families tick and what goes on behind closed doors. There’s no secret like a family secret, and no secret is quite as explosive as one that has been suppressed but comes out in the end, and transforms how people see each other.
It’s great to know that my books are in such safe and expert hands, and I hope my readers will enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed bringing them to life.
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