Ink Road, Black & White Publishing’s Young Adult imprint, has signed an “irresistible” two-book deal with 17-year-old Wattpad author and new talent, Rachel Cotton.
The first book to be published in March 2018 is Nowhere Else But Here. Originally published on Wattpad and garnering over 1 million hits, the book tells the story of an unlikely romance between two very different personalities. Rose’s world is turned upside down when her aloof and enigmatic physics partner Theo Lockhart – who has been missing for days – turns up on her doorstep asking for her help. Hiding from the outside world and running from the truth, the pair end up learning more about each other – and themselves – than they ever could have expected.
The two-book deal was secured by Campbell Brown, Managing Director at Black & White Publishing, who bought World rights to both books. Brown says: “Rachel Cotton is a brilliant new talent and we can't wait to introduce her writing to the world. She has a fantastic future ahead of her and we think readers will absolutely love her work.”
Rachel lives in Chessington with her family, and is currently in Sixth Form studying Creative Writing and English Literature, and plans to attend Cardiff University to study Journalism. Cotton says: “I am so excited to be offered a publishing deal for Nowhere Else But Here with such a fantastic company, and to be welcomed into the Ink Road family. It’s an amazing opportunity and I can’t wait for people to read Theo and Rose’s story.”
Cotton’s second book will be published in 2019.
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