Laura Carter acquisition

Canelo have acquired two women’s fiction novels by author Laura Carter

Commissioning editor Emily Bedford has acquired World English language rights to two novels by Laura Carter from Tanera Simons at Darley Anderson Literary Agency. 

Times Like These tells the story of Andrea, Hannah and Rosalie, who must decide: is their friendship holding them together, or holding them back? They bonded through working in the tough world of the music industry, but as revelations and secret jealousies come to light these three friends struggle to figure out how they fit in each other's lives – and if their friendship is strong enough to survive.

Emily Bedford says: ‘From the first page of Times Like These I was hooked – Laura has written an emotional and enthralling story that deftly captures the nuances of female friendship. Laura has a wonderful sense of humour that had me laughing out loud even as the next chapter would clutch at my heart. I’m so excited to be publishing her gorgeous writing.’

Laura Carter says: ‘Times Like These will be my debut in women’s fiction and I am thrilled to have found a home for it at Canelo. Emily’s enthusiasm for the book and her understanding of the characters and what we are trying to achieve has been wonderful from the outset. Working with Emily and the team at Canelo is refreshing and exciting. I can’t wait for everything that’s yet to come.’

Tanera Simons says: ‘I fell in love with Times Like These when I first read it and I am delighted that it will be published this summer by Canelo. Filled with humour and emotion, Times Like These explores the highs and lows of friendship and love against a backdrop of Brooklyn and Nashville – it is a joy to read. Laura is a perceptive and talented writer and I am delighted that she has found a home with the brilliant Emily and Canelo.’

Times Likes These will be published in June 2020 in ebook. For more information please contact