Deputy Managing Director Claire Bord has acquired World All Language rights for two historical novels by debut author Emerson Ford.

The first book, What the Silent Say, is an epic tale of love, loss and resilience, set against the backdrop of World War II. The story follows two brothers, Raymond and Jimmie from South Carolina whose lives are irrevocably changed by the war. With great emotional depth and lyrical prose, Ford explores the impact of the war not just on the brothers, but on their family and those they love. The second book, set in the American backcountry frontier of Virginia, 1746, opens with thirteen-year-old Rosanna, who is forced to grow up quickly when tragedy strikes her family. Her journey that follows is one of sacrifice and daring, leading her to become one of America’s great unsung heroines.

Emerson commented,

“From my very first interaction with Claire Bord, I knew I had found the right home for my books. She is the kind of champion every author hopes for, and I’m thrilled that the team at Storm will be bringing my stories to life.”

Claire Bord said,

“From the very first pages, I was completely drawn into the lives of these unforgettable characters. I was reminded of Band of Brothers, and writers such as Kristin Hannah and Amy Harmon. Emerson Ford is a born storyteller with an innate understanding of the human heart. This is the kind of sweeping, emotionally resonant novel that readers will fall in love with and recommend to everyone they know. We couldn’t be more excited to be publishing Emerson and to have discovered such an extraordinary new talent.”

What the Silent Say will be published in ebook, audio and paperback in January 2025 with the second book following in July 2025.

To find out more about Emerson, you can connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

Oliver Rhodes

Storm Managing Director

Welcome to Storm

Storm is a brand-new digital-first publisher. We’re starting small, but we have BIG plans and are looking for writers to be part of an innovative, author-focused new business.

Storm is a new company, but our team are highly experienced – with over 60 years of publishing between them, working for some of the biggest names in the industry.

Whether you’re an author, agent, or reader, it’s going to be an incredible journey – we hope you’ll come along for the ride. Sign up below to get updates on our latest developments.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.