23rd September 2020
Corvus acquires two novels by blogger Katy Cox
10th August 2020
Sarah Hodgson, Publishing Director of Atlantic Books’ Corvus imprint, has acquired UK & Commonwealth (excluding Canada) rights in two novels from debut author Katy Cox from Katie Fulford of Bell Lomax Moreton. This is Fulford’s first deal for fiction since starting at the agency.
M is for Mummy, a humorous tale of the trials and tribulations of life as a working mum, follows professional freelance musician Lucy Wright as she attempts to juggle returning to work after maternity leave with looking after two young children – while also coming to terms with the realization that her adorable four-year-old son, Stanley, is autistic.
Cox, a professional cellist who has worked with a string of well-known performing artists, including Michael Bublé, based the novel on her own experiences of raising two autistic children whilst continuing to develop her career as a musician.
Corvus will publish M is for Mummy in hardback and eBook in Spring 2022, with a paperback edition to follow later in the year, and the sequel in Spring 2023.
Katy Cox said:
‘I am beyond delighted to be given the opportunity to work with Sarah and her wonderful team at Corvus. M is for Mummy was originally a comic novel about Lucy, a woman on a mission to claw back her showbiz career (and her pelvic floor muscles) after becoming a mum. I later decided that I wanted to incorporate my own experience as a parent of autistic children (and wife to an autistic man) into the novel. I hope that readers will love Stanley, the autistic child in the story. Stanley is funny, intelligent, deeply empathetic and totally adorable, just like my son to whom this novel is my tribute.’
Katie Fulford said:
‘I am so happy to have found the perfect home for Katy’s hilarious and heartfelt debut. I know Sarah and the stellar team at Corvus will do a wonderful job of bringing her work to the widest possible audience.’
Sarah Hodgson said:
‘As the parent of an autistic child myself, I could relate to almost every word of this warm and witty novel. Katy skilfully conveys the joys and complexities of life when your family is not quite the same as others with the lightest of touches. I can’t wait to introduce readers to Lucy and Stan – its’s impossible not to fall in love with them.’
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