Storm have signed two psychological thrillers by the critically acclaimed author of The Raven’s Mark, Christie J. Newport. Deputy Managing Director Claire Bord agreed a deal for World English Language rights for two books with Elizabeth Counsell at Northbank Talent. The first book will be published in May 2024 and opens with Olive Brown receiving a threatening letter linking her to a notorious 1950’s psychiatric hospital – the ‘Wynwarden Asylum.’ The second novel, which tells the story of a Jamaican nurse whose children and husband disappear, will publish in September 2024.  


Christie says:

“I am thrilled to be working with Claire Bord and the Storm publishing team. Claire’s passion for my writing and her understanding of the stories and characters resonated strongly with me. I believe she is the right person to help me make these books the very best they can be. I can’t wait to bring these stories to readers.”

Bord adds:

“Christie writes emotional and unputdownable twist-filled stories. What really stands out about Christie’s novels is that she has rooted them in real-life events, exploring themes and stories that give a voice to those afraid to speak out. She’s a hugely talented writer, and I can’t wait to bring Christie’s novels to readers in 2024.”


To find out more about Christie, visit her website or connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

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