12th January 2018
Judy Leigh's debut novel A Grand Old Time (out in April from Avon) has received a wonderful early review from the Yorkshire Magazine.
Here's a quote: 'A Grand Old Time is one of the most heartwarming books that I have read in a long time. It’s a genuine page turner, with some extremely laugh-out-loud funny moments, as we follow the main character through the tale to a place that is far away from Dublin.' (Victoria Holdsworth)
Read the whole review here: https://www.on-magazine.co.uk/arts/book-review/fiction/a-grand-old-time-judy-leigh/
30th October 2017
We are delighted to welcome commercial women's fiction author Lucy Coleman to our agency, and to announce that she has signed a 4-book deal with Aria/Head of Zeus. The French Adventure will be published on 1st February 2018.
27th October 2017
We are thrilled to announce that Fay Keenan has signed a 3-book deal with German publisher Droemer, for German language rights in The Second Chance Tea Shop and the next two titles in her Little Somerby series.
5th October 2017
Congratulations to Lynne Francis, whose wonderful, heart-warming WW1 saga Ella's Journey is published today by Avon.
27th September 2017
Author Lynne Francis and Kiran Kataria pictured here enjoying Avon's 10th birthday party at Library, St Martin's Lane. Lynne's debut novel Ella's Journey will be published on 5th October.
13th September 2017
Sara Keane was interviewed by Helena Fairfax for the RNA blog: http://romanticnovelistsassociationblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/ask-industry-expert-literary-agent-sara.html
8th September 2017
Revealed today: the cover for Ella's Journey by Lynne Francis, the first in her WW1 saga trilogy The Mill Valley Girls. The book will be published by HarperCollins/Avon on 5th October - not long to wait!
7th September 2017
We are delighted that The Second Chance Tea Shop by Fay Keenan has been selected by Sainsbury's to feature in stores across the country.
5th July 2017
We attended HarperCollins' 200th anniversary party in the glorious surroundings of the V&A Museum, a wonderful evening celebrating the contribution of authors. In the photo, Sara Keane (left) with author Teresa F. Morgan.
12th May 2017
We are delighted to announce a 2-book deal with HarperCollins UK for debut women's fiction author Judy Leigh. The first book, A Grand Old Time, will be published by Avon in April 2018. The German language edition will be published by HarperCollins Germany.
23rd March 2017
After presenting it at the London Book Fair last week, we are delighted to announce that German language rights in the debut commercial women's fiction novel by Judy Leigh have been snapped up by HarperCollins Germany.
21st March 2017
Lynne Francis has signed a 3-book contract with HarperCollins/Avon for The Mill Valley Girls, a saga set in Yorkshire at the turn of the 20th century. They will publish the first book, Ella's Journey, in October.
19th March 2017
Fantastic news that Sainsbury's will be selling Meet Me At Wisteria Cottage by Teresa F. Morgan in 500 stores across the UK from late April. It's the perfect summer read, and just the sort of thing shoppers will be adding to their baskets along with sun cream, Prosecco and other summer necessities.
1st March 2017
Congratulations to Amy Myers, who has been longlisted for the Mogford Short Story Prize 2017 for her story My Sweet Emily.
16th February 2017
Dr Gabrielle Malcolm (seen here with the actual shirt Colin Firth wore in the wet shirt scene in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Pride & Prejudice) will be giving a talk entitled Darcy: Then, Now and Forever at the Jane Austen Regency Week in Hampshire in June.
1st February 2017
Today was the cover reveal for Meet Me at Wisteria Cottage by Teresa F. Morgan, which will be published in paperback and e-book on 6th April 2017. Thanks to the team at Harper Impulse for a really gorgeous cover.
31st January 2017
We are delighted that the wonderful Auguste Didier crime series by Amy Myers will be published in German by Aufbau.
1st January 2017
Short stories by two of our authors are published in the January/February 2017 edition of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, the iconic US magazine dedicated to the world's leading crime and mystery fiction: Tom Wasp and the Disappearing Philosopher by Amy Myers and Exposure by A.J. Wright.
16th December 2016
A.J. Wright has written a blog post for Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine:
14th December 2016
Fay Keenan has written a blog post for Aria Fiction:
8th December 2016
Congratulations to Fay Keenan on signing a 3-book deal with the lovely people at Aria Fiction/Head of Zeus. The Second Chance Tea Shop, the first in her commercial women's fiction series set in the fictional Somerset village of Little Somerby, will be published in April 2017.
24th November 2016
Jean Burnett, author ot The Bad Miss Bennet Abroad https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Miss-Bennet-Abroad-ebook/dp/B01FDKNFBC has been shortlisted for the Flash 500 Novel award for her comic crime novel Cass Crombie and the Brush of Death.
18th November 2016
We are very excited about the forthcoming publication of the German language edition of Forged in Ice by Ken Hagan, which will be published in paperback by Piper Verlag.
28th July 2016
The shortlists for the 2016 CWA Dagger Awards are just out, and here at Keane Kataria Literary Agency we are thrilled and proud that A.J. Wright's Striking Murder (published by Allison & Busby) has been shortlisted for the CWA Endeavour Historical Dagger. Congratulations, Alan, and best of luck!
18th May 2016
There was an excellent turnout for the launch party for The Nearness of You by Sareeta Domingo, held at Picturehouse Central Cinema, Piccadilly. Sareeta read extracts from her novel and answered questions in a Q&A session with Shades Of magazine. Jazz singer Vimala Rowe delighted the crowd with her rendition of the novel's title song. Waterstones ran a book stall and sold around 50 copies of the book!