We’re delighted to announce that commissioning editor Kate Smith has acquired World All Language rights in e-book, paperback and audio for two WW2 novels by debut author Lindsay Marie Morris.

Inspired by a true story, the first novel follows the story of 17-year-old Concetta who moves from Sicily to Wisconsin, leaving behind her secret boyfriend and her dreams of becoming a teacher. Determined to find their way back to one another, the young lovers initially correspond via letters, until the outbreak of the Second World War causes Concetta’s letters to go unanswered.

The first novel will be published in January 2025 with the second book scheduled for June 2025.

Morris says,

“I have felt truly welcomed by Kate Smith and the team at Storm Publishing. Kate’s sincere passion for both of my books and her investment in the characters and their stories have been incredibly inspiring. I am excited to embark on this journey with Kate and Storm to release my books into the world.”

Smith says,

“I’m thrilled to be working with Lindsay Marie Morris on her brilliant historical novels, inspired by her own family history. She writes beautifully and evokes such a vivid sense of Italy and the US during wartime. Both stories and their characters will stay with readers for a very long time to come.”

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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