Laura Palmer, Editorial Director at Head of Zeus has bought World Rights (excluding Germany) for the second book in Jane Lythell’s StoryWorld series, from Gaia Banks at Sheil Land.
StoryWorld tells the story of respected TV producer Liz Lyon who works on a daytime TV show. Author Jane Lythell worked as a television producer and commissioning editor for fifteen years (as Jane Clarke) both at TV-am and at WestCountry TV.
Jane Lythell said: ‘I worked in TV for 15 years and wanted to write about women at work. I’ve seen a lot of novels about women’s home and emotional lives but much less about women struggling with the pressures of work. Yet that had been my life. A working mother, trying to keep all the balls up in the air, feeling conflicted about competing pressures. I was delighted when Head of Zeus commissioned WOMAN OF THE HOUR and am even more thrilled today as we sign the contract on the second book in the StoryWorld series. This tells the story of Liz Lyon, a respected TV producer, a stressed-out executive and a guilty single mother.’
Laura Palmer said ‘Jane Lythell is brilliant at lifting the lid on the world of TV, full of monster egos and high drama. I’m thrilled to be continuing the StoryWorld series with another slice of smart women’s fiction from this talented author.’
The first book in the StoryWorld Series, WOMAN OF THE HOUR, will be published in hardback and e-book on 14th July.