Two-book deal for bestselling author Sheila O'Flanagan

Headline Publishing Group is delighted to announce a new two-book deal with No. 1 bestselling author Sheila O’Flanagan.

Sheila is one of the biggest brands in women’s fiction, having written over twenty bestselling novels and short story collections. The paperback of IF YOU WERE ME recently appeared on the Sunday Times bestsellers list and was an Irish Times Number One bestseller for five weeks and in the top ten for fifteen weeks, while Sheila’s novel MY MOTHER’S SECRET is currently in its fifth week on the Irish Times original fiction bestsellers list. Sheila is also a top-selling author in the international market in English and in translation, the latter in twenty-four countries.

The first novel in the new contact will be published in summer 2017. Before that, in 2016 Headline will publish Sheila’s 21st novel, while Hodder Children’s Books will publish Sheila’s first children’s novel, THE CRYSTAL RUN.

The new deal with HPG, which is for British Commonwealth rights inc Canada, was agreed by Marion Donaldson, Executive Editor at HPG, and agent Carole Blake of the Blake Friedmann Agency.

Sheila O’Flanagan says: ‘I am delighted to continue a happy professional and personal relationship with the great team at Headline book publishers.’

Carole Blake says: ‘We’ve recently celebrated, in Dublin, two decades of happy partnership between Sheila and Headline. I’m delighted that there are more book and more bestsellers to come.’

Marion Donaldson says: ‘I’m thrilled that Sheila has signed a new deal with Headline. No one writes about the dilemmas women encounter quite like Sheila O’Flanagan, and her writing grows stronger with every novel. It’s fantastically exciting for us all to have two more unputdownable and thought-provoking novels from Sheila to look forward to.’