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Corvus signs ‘heart-wrenching and uplifting’ debut One Moment

27th June 2022

Corvus Publishing Director Sarah Hodgson has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Becky Hunter’s debut One Moment as part of a two book deal from Sarah Hornsley at Peters, Fraser + Dunlop (PFD). US rights were sold to Alex Logan at Grand Central in a significant six-figure 2-book pre-empt, German rights have gone to Droemer Knaur in a four-way auction and Romanian rights have been pre-empted by Nemira. One Moment will be published in HB, TPB and eBook in March 2023.

Becky Hunter has worked in the publishing industry for over eight years, starting her career in the PR team at Transworld. Previously at Headline, she now works freelance.

The day Scarlett dies should have been one of the most important of her life. It doesn’t feel fair that she’ll never have the chance to fulfil her dreams. And now, she’s still … here … somehow, watching the ripple effect of her death on the lives of those she loved the most.

Evie cannot contemplate her life without Scarlett, and she certainly cannot forgive Nate, the man she blames for her best friend’s death. But Nate keeps popping up when she least expects him to, catapulting Evie’s life in directions she’d never let herself imagine possible. Ways, perhaps, even those closest to her had long since given up on.

If you could go back, knowing everything that happens after, everything that happens because of that one moment in time, would you change the course of history or would you do it all again?

Becky Hunter says:

“I am so thrilled to be working with Sarah at Corvus. Her enthusiasm for the novel came through so strongly, and I could not ask for a more passionate editor – so I’m very excited for the next few years ahead. I can’t wait for readers to meet Evie, Scarlett and Nate, and the fact that they will be able to do so in the UK, US, and other countries around the world is a phenomenal thing to be able to say!”

Sarah Hodgson, Publishing Director, Corvus, says,

One Moment takes you on a true emotional rollercoaster – it’s both heart-wrenching and uplifting, a tale of friendship and love that explores grief and sacrifice, but above all hope. I was astonished at how polished the book already was on submission, and it’s a real delight to work with the hugely talented Becky Hunter. We can’t wait for readers to fall in love with Evie and Scarlet.”