Congratulations to one of our favourite Brits in LA members Dawn Porter!
A NOVEL VENTURE FOR DAWN PORTER
Sassy TV presenter and documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter has sold the world rights to her first ever novel,Renèe and Flo,topublisherHot Key Books.
Renèe and Flo is a two part series of an epic girls’ adventure for 12 plus readers. Based on Dawn’s own childhood experiences in Guernsey, it exposes the intense and powerful bond that exists between girls of a certain age and the deep ‘love affair’ between female friends that can survive boys, family tragedy and mutual betrayal…Poignant but full of mischief this is ‘growing up’ saga with real heart.
Dawn commented: ‘It is so exciting to be a part of Hot Key Books. The team is so full of energy and I couldn’t be happier to have my first piece of fiction published by them….I’ve been talking about Renèe and Flo for nearly a year now, discussing the complexities of female friendships. I have a lot to say on the matter. I can’t wait to see these books published!’
Well known for her open presentation style in documentaries such as the Dawn Porter: Extreme Wife series and regular slots on Gok Wan’s How To Look Good Naked (2007/8), as well as a regular column for Stylist magazine in 2010, and articles for Grazia, Dawn’s onscreen wit and humour is sure to shine on paper.
It’s certainly a tale that will resonate with older girls too. And perhaps Dawn will continue to use Guernsey as an inspiration in her work – if so a happy ending is guaranteed – it was the location of Bridesmaidsand IT Crowd star boyfriend Chris O’Dowd’s Boxing Day proposal!
Hot Key Books, a division of Bonnier Publishing, is a dynamic new children’s and young adult publisher. It will be a top quality, strongly commercial and diverse fiction list, and a major player in children’s publishing. The company name derives from the power of stories to open doors and feed the imagination of readers. Hot Key Books seeks to unlock the power of reading, a love of books and a joy of stories for readers of all ages. It also reflects the digital age in which we now live through its association with ‘hot key’ commands – the short cut command on a keyboard.
About Dawn Porter
Dawn Porter (born 23 January 1979) is a British television presenter, writer and comedian. She was born in Scotland, but grew up in Guernsey.
Dawn studied acting at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, and is a journalist and documentary producer with her own TV production company called Hot Patooties TV.
Dawn is an ardent campaigner and fundraiser, most notably for breast cancer, and last year she completed a sponsored cycle to Paris.
Dawn is also the new face of Andrex and will be appearing in a series of episodic adverts for their new Wetlets product.
About Bonnier Publishing
Bonnier Publishing is the eighth largest children’s book publisher in the UK and the tenth largest in Australia. It is part of Bonnier Books who have a turnover of £600m and are one of the top 20 largest publishers in the world.
The Bonnier Group is fully owned by the Bonnier family, which has grown and nurtured the company for the continuing success of coming generations.