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Seven more authors to Boldwood as the company passes the milestone of 5 million copies sold

Boldwood is delighted to announce the acquisition of seven more authors – bringing the total number of writers on the list to 67.

The seven new authors represent the very best in commercial fiction, from bestselling women’s fiction authors Helen Rolfe and Samantha Tonge to the mistress of cosy mysteries Catherine Coles via the much-loved Yorkshire saga writer Chrissie Walsh. The company is also excited to welcome the chart-topping thriller author Debbie Howells who is turning to writing women’s fiction for the first time for Boldwood, alongside Tracey Emerson who will continue to write her brilliantly reviewed psychological thrillers. To complete the line-up there is historical fiction set in war-torn Europe from the debut US author Erin Litteken. All authors have been contracted on multi-book deals and will be published in every format simultaneously in all English-language territories.

Amanda Ridout Founder and CEO comments: ‘We are thrilled to be welcoming seven more brilliant authors to the Boldwood list as we reach another milestone of 5 million books sold, across all formats, in all parts of the world.  This comes against the background of winning the RNA Publisher of the Year – a very pleasing achievement for a company not yet three years old. And we continue to innovate with interesting partnerships – we are about to launch an audio book club with Yeo Valley, the UK’s largest organic dairy brand, which will extend the consumer reach for our fast-growing audio titles. It is certainly an exciting time for the company.’

Boldwood’s latest additions to their author list are attached with biographical and title detail.

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The Latest Boldwood Authors

Catherine Coles writes bestselling cosy mysteries set in the English  countryside. Her extremely popular Tommy & Evelyn Christie series is based  in North Yorkshire in the 1920s and Catherine herself lives in Hull with her  family and two spoiled dogs. The first title in her new Martha Miller Mysteries  series for Boldwood will be published in March 2022.

Chrissie Walsh was born and raised in West Yorkshire and is a retired schoolteacher  with a passion for history. She has written several successful sagas documenting feisty women in challenging times for Aria. Welcome to Weaver Street, the first title in her new WW1 saga series for Boldwood, will be published in May 2022.

Debbie Howells’s first novel, a psychological thriller, The Bones of You, was a Sunday Times bestseller for Macmillan. Four more bestsellers followed, including most recently  The Vow, published by Avon. Fulfilling her dream of writing women’s fiction, she has   found a home with Boldwood and her first title with them, The Life You Left Behind,  will be published in February 2022.

Erin Litteken is a debut novelist with a degree in history and a passion for research. At     a young age, she was enthralled by stories of her family’s harrowing experiences in Ukraine before, during and after World War II. Her first historical fiction title, drawing on those experiences, will be published by Boldwood in June 2022.  She lives in Illinois, USA with her husband and children.

Helen Rolfe is the author of many bestselling contemporary women’s fiction titles, set in different locations from the Cotswolds to New York. Most recently published by Orion, she is bringing sixteen titles to Boldwood – a mixture of new series and well established backlist. Her first new title will continue her Heritage Cove series and be  published in May 2022. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and children.

Samantha Tonge is the bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen romantic fiction  titles published by HQ, Canelo and most recently Aria. Her first book for Boldwood,  Under One Roof, will be published in February 2022 and marks a broadening of her  writing into multi-generational woman’s fiction. She lives in Manchester with her family.

Tracey Emerson’s debut psychological thriller was published by Legend Press and  received brilliant reviews. Her short stories and features have been widely published in  anthologies and magazines, and she works as a literary consultant and writing tutor. Her latest psychological thriller, The Villa, will be published by Boldwood Books in April 2022. She lives in Scotland.

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