Monday, February 08, 2016

Hazel lands another book deal

Kilcullen-based author Hazel Gaynor has just signed another two-book deal with her publisher, HarperCollins, writes Brian Byrne.

This adds significantly to her body of work which already includes two New York Times Best Seller novels published on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as a WW1 anthology — 'Fall of Poppies' — to which she contributed a novella coming out next month in both the US and here and the UK. Also, her third novel, 'The Girl from The Savoy', will be published this summer.

The new book scheduled for spring of next year is set both in Yorkshire and Dublin, and is based on a true story of two girl cousins who became famous in 1917 for apparently having taken photographs of fairies — the Cottingley Fairies.

The second book in the new deal is a collaboration with one of the other writers in the 'Poppies' anthology, and is also set at the end of the first World War.

Read the full story in Tuesday's Kildare Nationalist, from an extensive interview conducted with Hazel last week.