Trapeze Flies in for Gorman's Staycation

Trapeze has snapped up a new novel from Michele Gorman about two families who swap houses when volcanic ash cancels their flights.

Commissioning editor Katie Brown acquired world rights for The Staycation from Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson, for publication in summer 2020.

The synopsis says: "Things get desperate for strangers Harriet and Sophie when they become stranded with their families in Heathrow’s Terminal 5. Each woman has her own reason for really, really, really needing the family holiday they’ve anticipated for months. But Iceland’s volcano has other plans for them. When their flights are cancelled, the families swap houses and discover that sometimes the best things in life happen close to home. This ash cloud has a silver lining, even if no one can quite see it yet."



HarperImpulse signs Michele Gorman's new pen-name

HarperCollins' HarperImpulse imprint has signed three books by Michele Gorman, who will be writing as Lilly Bartlett. Lilly's books are cosy romcoms, full of warmth, quirky characters and guaranteed happily-ever-afters. The three titles: The Big Little Wedding in Carlton Square, The Second Chance Cafe in Carlton Square and The Big Dreams Beach Hotel will all be published in 2017.



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Avon (HarperCollins) signs Michele Gorman

HarperCollins' Avon imprint has signed two books by Michele Gorman. Senior commissioning editor Lydia Vassar-Smith signed UK and Commonwealth rights from Caroline Hardman at Hardman & Swainson.
The first book, The Curvy Girls Club, will be published in January 2015. It tells the story of a group of women who meet through a weight loss group and form a popular social club of their own. Vassar-Smith called it a "hilarious and heart-warming" story which gives the reader "the community and camaraderie of Calendar Girls on a topic that women never tire of talking about – weight loss.”


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Amazon Acquires Gorman’s Short Story for its Singles Programme

Amazon.co.uk has chosen Michele Gorman’s romantic comedy short story, Weightless, as a Kindle Single. Kindle Singles represent reporting, essays, memoirs, narratives and short stories meant to educate, entertain, excite and inform. They’re “the highest-quality work we can find, and at a length best suited to the ideas they present.”


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Michele Gorman’s The Reluctant Elf chosen by Amazon as Kindle Single

Amazon.co.uk has chosen Michele Gorman’s romantic comedy novella, The Reluctant Elf, as a Kindle Single. Kindle Singles represent reporting, essays, memoirs, narratives and short stories meant to educate, entertain, excite and inform. They’re “the highest-quality work we can find, and at a length best suited to the ideas they present.


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New press hits on 'third way' between traditional and self-publishing

Notting Hill Press, founded by the romantic comedy authors Michele Gorman, Belinda Jones and Talli Roland, is working with bestselling names including Chrissie Manby, Matt Dunn and Nick Spalding to offer writers what Gorman calls "the third way".
Link to Guardian article


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The chick-lit debate: light doesn't have to mean stupid

Hello, my name is Michele and I'm proud to be a chick-lit author. I write the kind of novel that gets spattered with margarita and suncream rather than soaked in Booker-type praise. You know the books I mean. You need only look for their pastel covers, or follow the trail that leads to one of their many detractors – for they make some women spit with gender-bashing venom.
Link to Guardian article

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