Monthly Highlights — March 2022 in the Literary Agency

4 April 2022

A Prize Win, a Bestseller, and a news feature walk into a bar…

That’s right, folks, March 2022 has been a big one for our brilliant authors in the Literary Agency at TBP.

You’ll remember from Last month that Suzanne Fortin was shortlisted at the RNA for 2022’s Jackie Collins Romantic Thriller Award—and she only went and won! If you needed a sign that now’s the time to pick up ALL THAT WE HAVE LOST, consider it to be flashing neon before your very eyes.

Over in the Charts

SEXY BUT PSYCHO by Dr Jess Taylor (published 10th March), was not only picked by Stylist in its 33 Unmissable Books for March roundup, it soon reached The Sunday Times Bestseller List!

Sarah Stovell’s OTHER PARENTS, meanwhile, found itself in in the Kindle top 100 (#36, to be precise!)

And THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T LEAVE by Catherine Miller reached #27 in the US kindle chart, #92 in the UK, *and* received a #1 banner ahead of publication of THE CRASH on 30th March.

Finally, THE TIME IN BETWEEN: A MEMOIR OF HUNGER AND HOPE by Nancy Tucker was picked by BookRiot as one of the eight best mental health non-fiction titles for teens.

Prizes, Prizes Everywhere

VAXXERS had a big month in March: the publicity campaign at Hodder Books won a Publicity Circle Award, while the book itself was shortlisted for Narrative Non-Fiction Book of the Year at the British Book Awards!

Our client Emma Hayes also won Sports Pundit of the Year at the SJA British Sports Journalism Awards 2021.

Congratulations all!


And we can’t go a whole roundup without mentioning publication!

This month, as well as Catherine Miller’s THE CRASH, we had paperback publication for Ellen Vora’s THE ANATOMY OF ANXIETY: a roadmap to understanding and overcoming the body’s fear response.

In international news, we had two French publications in March: Nancy Tucker’s THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING and Nimsdai Purja’s BEYOND POSSIBLE.

Drumroll Please…

Before we leave you, it’s important to remind you of the fabulous things we have in store:

March saw the announcement of THE LONG COVID HANDBOOK, which will publish with Cornerstone in October 2022, and THE LIGHT THIEVES—a new middle-grade eco-adventure from Helena Duggan.

Plus, we’ve got a lot of new and exciting developments from our children’s agent, Rachel Petty. They’re all hush hush for now, but more soon…