We are delighted to announce that Editorial Director Vicky Blunden has signed a deal for World rights with debut author Imogen Martin for two historical novels. Imogen writes sweeping, romantic historical fiction set in the US in the nineteenth century; stories of brooding, charismatic men captivated by independent young women.

Under a Gilded Sky will be published in ebook, audio and paperback in September 2023. West of Independence will be published in 2024.

Blunden says,

“Imogen Martin’s completely absorbing novels transport the reader to the wilds of Missouri, the glamour of Boston at the dawn of the Gilded Age and the rugged beauty and fight for survival of the Oregon trail. It is a total pleasure to read her epic, heart-wrenching stories of passion and family loyalties and I’m overjoyed to be publishing them.”

Martin comments,

“It’s every writer’s dream to get that email from an editor who is interested in your work. From my first meeting with Vicky Blunden I knew she was completely in tune my characters and stories. I can’t wait to start working with her to make my two historical novels the best they can be. It is an honour to become a debut author with Storm, a dynamic new publisher run by industry experts.”

For more information about Imogen Martin, you can find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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