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Sarah, Duchess of York signs seven-book deal with Australian publisher


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Sarah, Duchess of York has signed a seven-book deal with Australian publisher Serenity Press.

Serenity Press publisher Karen Mc Dermott said she was ‘delighted’ to welcome the royal to the company.

‘We are delighted to welcome the Duchess to our press,’ she said in a statement released on Wednesday.

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‘Her beautiful books are aligned with our core value of sharing nurturing stories that empower young minds.

’We cannot wait to bring these books into readers’ hands.’

They also said the Duchess was ‘looking forward’ to having her new work published in Australia and New Zealand.

The acquisition is an exciting addition to the current Serenity Press list, which includes fairytale, fantasy and folklore authors Kate Forsyth, Juliet Marillier, Sophie Masson and Jane Talbot.

The Duchess is an experienced author who has written over 25 books.

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She has previously authored two children’s book series.

Between 1989 to 1996, she wrote six titles for the Budgie the Little Helicopter series.

The books were so popular that an animated television series aired in 1994 based on the characters.

She also published five books between 2003 and 2009 as part of her Little Red series.

The idea for those books came from a doll the Duchess’s charitable organisation ‘Chances for Children’ was selling to raise funds to help ‘forgotten children in America’.

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Sarah told CBS in 2003 that she enjoys writing children’s books as she finds it fun to think like a child.

‘I like to look at life through childhood’s eyes because I think it means you can be spontaneous and creative and just have fun, you know?’ she said.

The first book in the new series will be available mid-2020.

About author

Kylie is a journalist whose words have appeared in some of Australia and New Zealand's best selling magazines including Woman's day, Girlfriend, OK and that's life! and online at Daily Mail Australia. Kylie has a strong interest in royal fashion and her wardrobe contains over 100 of the same dresses, shoes and clutches, seen on the Duchess of Cambridge. When not writing, you'll find her searching for Sydney's best brunch spot. Follow her on Instagram @theladywallace