I’m thrilled to announce that my books will be published by Blackstone Publishing in the US and Legend Publishing in the UK. 

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: 

Blackstone Publishing has announced they are to publish several titles by one of Australia’s rising stars and bestselling psychological suspense authors, Sara Foster. A six-figure deal was brokered for North American rights to publish You Don’t Know Me, which they will release in March 2020. They have also commissioned her next Untitled work and backlist title The Hidden Hours that will follow in 2021 and 2022.

In The Hidden Hours, Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children’s publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the newest employee at Parker & Lane – the Australian office temp, Eleanor…

In You Don’t Know Me, Lizzie Burdett was eighteen when she vanished, and Noah Carruso has never forgotten her. She was his first crush, his unrequited love. She was also his brother Tom’s girlfriend…

Foster, born and raised in England, moved to Perth, Western Australia in 2004. Her previous novels are Come Back to Me (2010), Beneath the Shadows (2011), Shallow Breath (2012) and All That is Lost Between Us (2016).

You Don’t Know Me and The Hidden Hours have also been acquired by Lauren Pearson at Legend Press in the UK and The Hidden Hours is under option with a well-known Australian TV producer.

Anne Fonteneau, Vice President of Sales at Blackstone Publishing, says: “Blackstone Publishing is thrilled to be bringing Sara Foster’s books to an expanded audience. Psychological suspense continues to be a favorite for readers in North America, and Sara is an outstanding voice in the genre.”

Sara Foster says: “I’m thrilled that my stories are being published with such care by the talented team at Blackstone, and I’m looking forward to working together and introducing my books to readers in a wider market.”

Sara is represented by Tara Wynne at Curtis Brown Australia Tara@curtisbrown.com.au. Translation rights are handled by Kate Cooper at Curtis Brown UK Kate@curtisbrown.co.uk.


View the press release on PRWeb here.

 

Back in 2008, when I signed my very first book deal with Random House Australia, I was a few months pregnant with my first child. I flew to Sydney to sign the deal, and when I got back to Perth, my husband surprised me by hiring a limo and inviting some of our friends on a night out to celebrate. It was an exciting time, full of possibilities and new beginnings.

I have become a big fan of listening to author podcasts of late, so I was thrilled to be invited on to a couple of them to chat about all things writing. You can listen to me talking to Cheryl Akle on the Better Reading podcast here, and with Anna O’Grady on the Simon & Schuster podcast here. There’s lots about my books and I hope emerging writers find them particularly interesting.

If you’re in Australia and New Zealand, copies of my new novel The Hidden Hours should be appearing in a bookstore near you over the coming week! And if you’re an international reader, then head to Amazon where you can preorder the title now, until it becomes available on Kindle on 3 April. I sincerely hope you enjoy my latest novel!

The Hidden Hours by Sara Foster

I’m very excited to tell you that I have a new novel in production. It’s called THE HIDDEN HOURS, and it’s a story of family betrayals and shocking secrets, wrapped in pacy suspense. It was quite a challenge to write, and I’m sure I’ll have more to say about that in the coming months! Set between London and outback Western Australia, here’s a teaser:

Arabella Lane, popular children’s publisher and daughter of a prominent MP, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may know the truth is the newest employee at Parker & Lane – the office temp, Eleanor.

 Eleanor has travelled to London to escape the repercussions of her traumatic childhood in outback Australia, but now tragedy seems to follow her wherever she goes. She falls under suspicion as one of the last people to talk to Arabella, and because she cannot recall a few vital hours of that night. When she finds herself holding a key piece of evidence, she’s unsure whether she dare reveal it to the police, in case she thereby implicates herself in some kind of foul play.

 As Eleanor desperately tries to uncover the truth, her extended family are dragged further into the murky terrain that surrounds Arabella’s death. Meanwhile, Arabella’s violent and arrogant husband Nathan seems to suspect Eleanor of being involved, and is determined to get her to confess. Caught in a crossfire of accusations, Eleanor begins to fall apart, her memories of past and present intermingling. Soon she is in a race against time to find out just what happened that night, because danger lurks far closer to home than she could ever have imagined.

I hope that entices you, and I can’t wait to share more very soon. Published by Simon & Schuster, it will be on the shelves in April 2017.

Sulari Gentill, Michael Cathcart, and me at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

Sulari Gentill, Michael Cathcart, and me at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival

I was interviewed by Michael Cathcart alongside Sulari Gentill earlier this year, for ABC Radio National’s Books and Arts program. You can listen online now. The interview – called ‘Murder in the House’ – was recorded at the Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, and we covered a LOT of ground! If you’re interested in crime and thriller writing, have a listen.

Sara-Foster-quote-2I really enjoyed writing my post for Annabel Smith’s fascinating new blog series ‘How to become a writer’. There are so many things that have influenced my writing that it was hard to narrow down my thoughts into just a few hundred words! You can read the full blog here.