KHLA is a small independent literary agency with a growing list of clients. We offer authors a nurturing environment and a high level of attention in all book markets. We offer publishers new and established talent across a range of adult fiction and non-fiction, and children’s fiction. Please click here for more information about agents Kate Hordern and Anne Williams.
Congratulations to Alice Hunter, whose THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE, published by Avon in May in paperback and eBook, has been a bestseller in both formats, reaching the #2 slot in the Bookseller Heatseeker bestseller list. It reached #5 in the Kindle bestseller list in the UK, and was in the Kindle top 10 for over a month, and also got to #10 in the US Kindle list. It is still in the Kindle top 100. It was also an iBooks #1 bestseller.
"Striking debut...brilliantly deserves to be a hit" Daily Mail
Congratulations to Julie Houston whose SING ME A SECRET, published in paperback in February, won this year's Romantic Novelists' Association Sapere Books Popular Romantic Fiction award. A VILLAGE VACANCY, published in October 2020, was in the UK Kindle top 100 bestseller two months. It will be available in paperback in November. Her new novel, A FAMILY AFFAIR, was published in eBook on June 3rd by Aria. The paperback will be published in February 2022.
"Warm, funny and well written, with a page-turning plot, this book has everything! I loved it!" Katie Fforde (of SING ME A SECRET)
Congratulations to Victoria Jenkins whose psychological thriller, THE PLAYDATE, published in May, was a top 20 Kindle UK bestseller.
"This ending is explosive and will simply leave you breathless and gasping… This is a MUST READ!’ The Secret Book Sleuth, 5 stars
KHLA are delighted to welcome Lynne McEwan to the agency. Her first novel, set on the Scottish border and featuring DI Shona Oliver, IN DARK WATER was published by Canelo Crime in eBook and paperback on 24 June 2021.
KHLA welcomes new client Nicola Chester, whose memoir, ON GALLOWS DOWN: Place, Protest and Belonging will be published by Chelsea Green on 7 October.
“From treetop protests at the Newbury Bypass to the grand Highclere Estate, ON GALLOWS DOWN is that rare thing: nature writing as political as it is personal”
Melissa Harrison, author of The Stubborn Light of Things
KHLA are delighted to welcome Joy Kluver to the agency. Her debut crime novel LAST SEEN was published in eBook in March 2021 by Bookouture. Her latest, BROKEN GIRLS, like LAST SEEN featuring DI Bernadette Noel, was published in eBook in July 2021.
Sandy Taylor's seventh novel, THE IRISH NANNY, was published by Bookouture on 30 July 2021.
Congratulations to Sandy on achieving #1 simultaneously in the Saga Fiction, Romance Sagas and Family Sagas Kindle categories, and on reaching #24 in the Kindle Top 100.
"A heartbreaking story of WWII. Loved it so much!" Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Ewa Jozefkowicz’s new middle-grade novel THE COOKING CLUB DETECTIVES was published by Zephyr/Head of Zeus in paperback on 10 June 2021.
"A beautifully observed story about the power of food and friendship." Fiona Noble, The Bookseller
Congratulations to Jane Corry whose THE LIES WE TELL, published by Penguin on 24 June 2021, reached #6 on the Sunday Times paperback fiction bestseller list.
"Everything I love in a book." Lisa Jewell
Jane Corry's psychological thrillers have sold more than a million copies.