TLC Talent Natalie Murray Lands Three-Book Deal

April 18, 2019 | Other News

We are delighted to share news of a TLC Success Story. In 2018, Natalie Murray came to TLC with an early draft of a YA historical novel, then titled Savage Grace. Following her manuscript assessment, Natalie edited the MS extensively, and the novel, under the new title of Emmie and the Tudor King, picked up a US publisher who felt to Natalie like the perfect fit. The debut will be published by Literary Crush Publishing on June 11th, 2019.

Of her experience with TLC, Natalie says:

I approached TLC for a manuscript assessment with what felt like a confused manuscript and paralysing anxiety over professionals reading my work. TLC paired my YA romance with the perfect reader: award-winning YA author CJ Flood. After a few weeks, I received pages of invaluable feedback and the sort of encouragement that’s vital to a nervous, new writer: I was told the novel had real publication potential. I got to work implementing all of Chelsey’s suggestions, most instrumentally across motivation, pacing and tension. What emerged was a book that felt 100 per cent more compelling to read. I sent the manuscript off and scored a three-book publishing deal with Literary Crush Publishing, and Chelsey (CJ) kindly provided a blurb to endorse my novel. Without TLC, I believe my promising but muddled story would still be looking for a home. TLC and Chelsey Flood were instrumental in Emmie and the Tudor King finding its way to publication and into readers’ hands.”

About the Book

A cross between Outlander and The Other Boleyn Girl, Emmie and the Tudor King is part one in a new YA saga in which a high-school girl gets sucked back in time and falls in love with a dreamy, but utterly doomed, Tudor king. It pitches to readers a touch too young for Outlander or Philippa Gregory, but have an interest in star-crossed romance, as well as anyone drawn to this dramatic and unforgettable time period.

The second and third books in the series have also been contracted for publication and are slated for release in late 2020.

Emmie and the Tudor King can be pre-ordered now online here.

About the Writer
A die-hard romantic ever since she decided the love story was the best part of—well—Die Hard, Natalie Murray writes YA romance with all the feels and swoons. Her debut novel Emmie and the Tudor King is out on June 11, 2019 through Literary Crush Publishing. Natalie grew up in Sydney, Australia; the second daughter of cookbook author Eva Stovern (‘The Caravan Chef’) and the late Australian football icon Les Murray. She currently lives on Lake Macquarie with her husband, two children, and ravenously hangry miniature schnauzer, Otto.