Scholastic UK is delighted to announce a two-book deal with teen and soul sensation, Tallia Storm. David Maybury, Commissioning Editor for Scholastic UK, made a five-figure deal with Manager Tessa Hartmann for World Rights in November 2014.
Storm’s debut novel is a fictional tale based on the young singer’s own experiences. It follows fictional heroine Storm Hall as she sets out to make a name in music, with the pitfalls and triumphs of being a teenager adding to the mix of excitement.
David Maybury explains, “I met Tallia at TedxTeen London last month and loved hearing her story – especially when delivered with Tallia’s iconic image and unique energy. She lives a roller coaster life: working on her debut album, singing all over the world; and at the same time being a teenager, doing chores, talking to friends and going to school, just like anyone else. That’s the story she’s writing – a character living in two worlds, with all the fun, chaos, heart and music that comes from both places.”
“It’s incredibly exciting to be publishing Tallia,” says Maybury. “Anyone who has read her on Huffington Post Teen or heard her interviewed knows how genuine and insightful she is. And that is at the heart of her fiction: capturing Tallia’s unforgettable voice and perspective with an amazing story to tell.”
Tallia Storm’s debut album is set to be released by Virgin Records in 2015. Her debut novel will be published by Scholastic UK in September 2015.
The announcement makes use of exclusive promotional imagery shot by Scottish fashion photographer Stewart Bryden with make-up by UK Senior Artist Cher Webb of M.A.C Cosmetics. Tallia wears Pam Hogg Couture, styled by HM.