Atom has acquired a Young Adult novel from debut author Rebecca Denton.
Sarah Castleton, editor at Atom, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Hattie Grunewald at Blake Friedmann.
GOING SOLO tells the story of a girl who meets the lead singer of hot young boyband The Keep when her father takes her backstage at their London concert. This is a heart-warming story dealing with issues of family and friendship, creativity and confidence, fame and fandom.
Rebecca Denton has spent her career traveling the world making Music TV for MTV and Channel 4, and wrangling young adult and children audiences for Cartoon Network, the BBC and ITV. She’s filmed with Iggy Pop, MIA, Kaiser Chiefs, Sonic Youth, Jack White, Dirty Pretty Things, Laura Marling and Bloc Party to name just a few. GOING SOLO is her first novel.
Sarah Castleton says, “We’re so happy that Rebecca has joined Team Atom. What I love about GOING SOLO is that it celebrates all that is completely brilliant about artists and their fans, at the same time as poking fun at all that is woeful, bizarre and downright cringe-worthy about the fame industry. Rebecca’s insider’s eye means that we trust every page. Like Smash Hits at its best, GOING SOLO *knows* its pop music and is a right giggle to read. It’s going to be a lot of fun to publish.’
Rebecca Denton says, “This book as much a nod to my own hilarious adventures while filming bands across the world as it is a celebration of the creativity and bravery of young artists trying to find their voice. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with Sarah and Atom on this book - it's a dream come true.”
Hattie Grunewald says, “Rebecca knows the music industry back to front, and it’s this knowledge that brings her novel to life with the perfect blend of warmth, humour and cynicism. I’m delighted that it has found such a fitting home with Atom.”