We are thrilled to announce that we have awarded winners in all six of the writing competition briefs that we set last year.
Each chosen author has won a five-book contract to work on the series they submitted for.
Screenwriter Richard Kurti has won The Medici Murder Mystery series brief.
The Second World War Aviation Thriller series brief was won by debut author Patrick Larsimont.
Established romance author Laura Martin scooped the Jane Austen Detective series brief.
Ghost-writer Bob Robertson snapped up the Age of Sail brief.
Academic author Neil Denby scooped the Ancient Rome Historical thriller brief.
And American author Rachel McDonough won the Tudor Maid Diaries series brief.
The quality of the entries were so strong that we have also awarded honourable mentions in nearly all of the categories and we are speaking to the shortlisted authors about writing other historical series for us based in the time period of their submission.
The shortlisted authors are:
Donna Gowland and Leann McKinley for the Jane Austen brief.
Daniel Colter and Ava McKevitt for the Ancient Rome brief.
David Bailey, David Mackenzie, Tony Rea and Suzanne Parsons for the WWII brief.
Kate MacCarthy for the Medici brief.
Alice Campbell, Angela Ranson, Katharine Edgar, Valerie Boyd and Maria Hoey for the Tudor brief.
Following the success of the first competition we are hoping to run the competition again later this year with a fresh set of writing prompts.