Kate Lyall Grant, commissioning editor at Severn House, has acquired two horror novels from Chaz Brenchley.
The novels are centred around a strange country house in the north of England that affects everyone who comes into contact with it – some for good, some for ill – in different time periods. The first book, provisionally titled HOUSE OF DOORS, will be set during the Second World War.
Kate Lyall Grant said: ”I am thrilled to be reunited with Chaz Brenchley whom I first came across at Hodder and who, I think, is one of the most talented – and underrated – British horror/fantasy novelists writing today. I’m delighted too to be able to celebrate my first deal with my former S&S colleague, John Jarrold.”
The deal was for World English Language rights. The first book is due for publication in September 2011.